Student Loan Discharge: Can Student Loans Be Discharged Through Bankruptcy?

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

Are you struggling to pay your student loan payment each month? Are you facing graduate heavily burdened with student loans? If so, you are not alone. The college graduating class of 2014 is the most indebted college class in history. The average student graduated with $33,000 in student loan debt. Unfortunately, this disturbing statistic is… Read More »

Remove A Second Mortgage In Bankruptcy

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

As a way to handle debt, many homeowner’s take out a second mortgage or an equity line to consolidate debt. Some people need to use the equity in their home to pay for emergency home repairs, medical bills or other expenses that they were not expecting. Regardless of the reason, using the equity in your… Read More »

Divorce Timetable: How Long Will A Divorce Take In Illinois?

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

The best answer we can give to this question is, “Your divorce timetable is unique. Your divorce will take as long as necessary to settle all issues between you and your soon to be ex-spouse.” A divorce in Illinois can take as long as one to two years for a contested divorce or as short… Read More »

Will I Lose Property If I File Chapter 7?

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

One of the most common questions that we received as bankruptcy attorneys is whether a debtor will lose property if he files a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The myth that you “lose everything” when you file a bankruptcy under Chapter 7 may stem from the fact that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is also known as a… Read More »

Drug Paraphernalia: Can I Be Arrested If I Have A Pipe On Me?

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

You do not need to be in possession of illegal drugs to be arrested on drug charges. The possession of drug paraphernalia is a crime with or without the possession of drugs. The criminal defense attorneys of Pioletti & Pioletti are experienced in defending criminal cases involving drug paraphernalia. Under current Illinois laws, you can… Read More »