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Is There a Strategy to Filing Missouri or Illinois Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

15th March 2010
By JamesBrown in Bankruptcy Law
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Ok, the hard part is over. You've decided to get protection from foreclosure, credit card debt help and relief from harassing creditors by filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Missouri or Illinois. But, what now? How do you know the best strategy for filing Chapter 7? Here are a few must-know tips for making the best strategy and having the best bankrutpcy experience possible.

Get the BEST St. Louis Missouri or Belleville Illinois bankruptcy attorney. When people begin their search for a service, it is easy for them to just pick a random guy out of the phone book or find the cheapest guy. But, when it comes to bankruptcy, don't take any shortcuts. If you needed open heart surgery, would you look for the cheapest surgeon? No, you'd probably look for the best. You shouldn't treat your financial future any differently. Besides, if you think hiring the best bankruptcy attorney is going to cost you, try hiring a cheap one. You can't afford to go through a bankruptcy and not get your debt discharged. If you find a bankruptcy attorney without enough experience, that's exactly what can happen. Find a lawyer who is willing to shower you in free information, has good reviews from clients, and posts positive client testimonials. Avoid the most common mistakes people make when filing bankruptcy. There is no way to get around making mistakes in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Missouri or Illinois if you don't even know what they are. You have the power to know what mistakes you could be making. Take that power by educating yourself.

Bring all your information and questions to your consultation. Even the best bankruptcy attorney in St. Louis, Missouri or Belleville, Illinois can't get your case done quickly without the right information. Make sure you come prepared with questions, concerns and all the information that is required to get your case started—and get yourself to a fresh start quickly. If you are a resident of Illinois, there are some extra points you may want to consider before deciding on your Chapter 7 strategy.

If you hire a St. Louis law firm, make sure your bankruptcy lawyer knows the different laws in Illinois. Despite being just a river apart, Missouri and Illinois operate by a different rule book and it is essential that a St. Louis, Missouri bankruptcy attorney knows them.

Don't settle. Find an attorney that puts out Illinois specific information or even has a convenient location in Illinois. The best bankruptcy attorneys value you and the information that you need to feel comfortable, educated, and positive.


Missouri Bankruptcy attorney James Brown has been working to relieve the debt of hard-working American families for over 15 years. He has dedicated his career to educating consumers about options for debt relief and has released 5 publications, including, "Get Out of Debt: Secrets Your Creditors Don't Want You to Know." You can request a free copy at
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