Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chicago Woman Charged for DUI Related Deaths

It was recently discovered a Chicago woman charged for deadly DUI never possessed a license. The woman was cited for a fatal DUI related collision that resulted in the death of William Brunson, 39, and Victoria Means, 34. The incident occurred when Delia Aguila, 27, collided with the pair as they were changing a car tire alongside the 3800 block of West 87th Street. Aguila broke down during court proceedings that detailed her involvement in the fatal accident. Prosecutors reported … Read More

What to Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Are you considering filing for bankruptcy? There’s some essential things to consider beforehand. Understand your full range of options before making a decision that greatly influences your financial circumstances going forward. Filing for bankruptcy provides a clean slate for thousands of people each year. In many cases a bankruptcy can provide elimination to your outstanding debts, eliminating your legal obligation altogether. Occasionally, bankruptcy may be the ultimate difference in determining whether you can avoid experiencing foreclosure on your home. Do … Read More

AZ bankruptcy filings drop for second consecutive year

Bankruptcy filings in Arizona declined for the second consecutive year in 2012, dropping more than 22 percent from 2011, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The metro Phoenix area in particular has been aided by a stronger job market, economic growth, and rising real estate prices. Down from 26,262 in 2011, Phoenix businesses and homeowners reported just over 20,000 bankruptcies in 2012, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix. Filings have fallen for 23 straight … Read More

Things to Consider When Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney

Bankruptcy can be a stressful time for most people; the stigma of filing and the fear of losing your assets can be an enormous burden. Finding the right bankruptcy attorney to help you through this often complicated process can help ease your worries and get you back on your feet. When you’re about to meet a potential attorney, make sure you have considered all the qualities you would like him or her to have. How much experience do they have? … Read More

The Role of Social Media in Bankruptcy Cases

The popularity of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media websites has grown exponentially over the last few years. What was once thought to be just another fad has now turned into a catalyst for social protests, news in real time, and potential evidence for legal cases. What you put on the internet has more power than ever, and there’s no turning back after you click and submit. In many cases, even if you enhance your privacy settings, courts can … Read More