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Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Illinois by Mind Map: Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Illinois
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Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Illinois

Sign up for and take credit counseling class

List of counseling agencies

I usually suggest Institute for Financial Literacy 866 662 4932

Attorney obtains credit report and prepares petition & checks exempt property

Last 6 months paystubs are needed to calculate "means test"

Exempt property (property you can keep)

Petition is filed electronically

Creditors are notified by court

Date for creditors meeting is set by court

Attorney emails last tax return and last two months pay stubs to trustee

Client and attorney attend creditors meeting

Creditors meeting is about 45 days from the filing of the petition. Meetings are held at 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Client takes post-filing credit counseling class

Can be taken online or by telephone

Order of discharge entered

Order is entered automatically after about 3 months provided trustee does not object; all listed debts are discharged