What Is A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Bankruptcy.

Also known as a wage earner’s plan, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows individuals and couples with a regular income to reorganize their debts. Chapter 13 debtors propose a plan to repay all or a portion of their debts through monthly payments to a Chapter 13 trustee. The maximum length of a Chapter 13 plan is… Read More »

My Wife Wants To Drop Domestic Violence Charges … No Problem In State?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Family Law.

Domestic violence charges are very serious accusations that result in severe penalties including jail time. Because the state of Illinois puts a high priority on protecting the victims of domestic violence, law enforcement officers are required to arrest an offender if the officers witness any sign of injury to the victim. Domestic violence charges favor… Read More »

Do I Have To List All Creditors? I Want To Pay Some Of Them Back?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Bankruptcy.

When you file a bankruptcy case, you must list all creditors in your bankruptcy forms. If you fail to list a creditor, that debt will not be eligible for a discharge. Because a bankruptcy discharge is the ultimate goal of filing for bankruptcy relief, it is important that you list each creditor so that the… Read More »

Can I Have A Jury Trial On Misdemeanor Domestic Battery?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Criminal Law.

If you have been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, you need to consult our office as soon as possible. Even though domestic battery is typically charged as a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois, you may be facing a fine of up to $2,500 and jail time up to 364 days if you are found guilty.… Read More »

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Illinois?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Divorce.

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Illinois? from Joe Pioletti Parties must have grounds for divorce in Illinois; however, Illinois does allow “irreconcilable differences” as one of the grounds for divorce. Learn more about The Grounds for Divorce in Illinois in this presentation.