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Tinley Park Bankruptcy Attorney | Bankruptcy Lawyers, Tinley Park IL

Our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys will help give you a clean slate through debt negotiation, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Few things are more stressful than having debt pile up around you. Let us be your advocate and allow us to give you peace of mind.

Our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys will help give you a clean slate through debt negotiation, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Few things are more stressful than having debt pile up around you. Let us be your advocate and allow us to give you peace of mind.

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In this video, Tinley Park bankruptcy attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your bankruptcy matter.

  • We Give You Counsel From Experienced Attorneys, Not Info-Tapes!  Our  Tinley Park bankruptcy & debt resolution attorneys will work with you from beginning to end.  We understand that you don't fit in a mold.  Our goal is to develop relationships with our clients that last long after your bankruptcy case has ended.
  • We Are Cost-Effective!  We understand that considering bankruptcy  means you are in a position where you're already surrounded by debt and financially strained.  We are proud to offer affordable rates that allow our clients to have peace of mind while having their financial matters met. ​
  • We Have a Wide Network of Resources to Help!  Once we assist you in getting a fresh new start, you may need help from other professionals.  We are proud to offer a a large network of resources of bankers, loan officers, financial advisors and local professionals to creative a comprehensive solution that suits your needs.

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The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B
Tinley Park
,
IL
60477
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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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How to Collect a Debt in Illinois

If you are a small business owner dealing with past due accounts receivable, or if you are having trouble paying your monthly bills and are receiving notices from creditors, you should acquaint yourself with the collection process.  This article will provide a summary of that process.  The narrative will be from the creditor’s perspective, but it will be equally helpful to debtors.

Bear in mind that each of the following steps tends to increase the pressure on the debtor to settle his debt.  Each successive step will only be required if the debtor is non-responsive to the previous steps.  In practice, it is usually unnecessary to take a collections case all the way through Step 7.

STEP 1:  Internal collections procedures:  Before you speak to a collections attorney, you should be sure to refine your own collection procedures.  Every business is different, but the following tips may help you increase your collections on your accounts receivable:

  • In your contracts with your customers, include an attorney-fee provision providing that if either party is required to take action to enforce the contract, the other party will be required to pay attorney fees and other expenses.
  • In your contracts with your customers, include a late fee provision, informing your customers that late fees will be charged on late invoices.
  • On the face of each invoice, you should explain your collection procedures.  Let your customers know in advance that if their invoice is x days past due they will be required to pay late fees, and that if it becomes days past due, the invoice will be sent to collections.
  • Follow up on past due invoices with letters explaining the consequences of continued failure to pay.

If you believe that it will not be possible to collect an account internally, you should hand the account to your attorney to begin a collection suit.

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If you are a small business owner dealing with past due accounts receivable, or if you are having trouble paying your monthly bills and are receiving notices from creditors, you should acquaint yourself with the collection process.  This article will provide a summary of that process.  The narrative will be from the creditor’s perspective, but it will be equally helpful to debtors.

Bear in mind that each of the following steps tends to increase the pressure on the debtor to settle his debt.  Each successive step will only be required if the debtor is non-responsive to the previous steps.  In practice, it is usually unnecessary to take a collections case all the way through Step 7.

STEP 1:  Internal collections procedures:  Before you speak to a collections attorney, you should be sure to refine your own collection procedures.  Every business is different, but the following tips may help you increase your collections on your accounts receivable:

  • In your contracts with your customers, include an attorney-fee provision providing that if either party is required to take action to enforce the contract, the other party will be required to pay attorney fees and other expenses.
  • In your contracts with your customers, include a late fee provision, informing your customers that late fees will be charged on late invoices.
  • On the face of each invoice, you should explain your collection procedures.  Let your customers know in advance that if their invoice is x days past due they will be required to pay late fees, and that if it becomes days past due, the invoice will be sent to collections.
  • Follow up on past due invoices with letters explaining the consequences of continued failure to pay.

If you believe that it will not be possible to collect an account internally, you should hand the account to your attorney to begin a collection suit.

Read More

How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

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Tinley Park bankruptcy attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process.

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In this article, our Tinley Park bankruptcy lawyers explain how bankruptcy will impact your credit. When people consider bankruptcy, they often worry that their credit scores will plummet  after bankruptcy and if it will be impossible to get new loans.   Although your credit score will be affected after discharge of bankruptcy, the impact becomes less significant as time progresses.  Following the discharge, it is possible to re-establish your credit.  There are pre-paid credit cards made available by most banks that allows you to rebuild your credit history.  After 10 years, your bankruptcy will be completely removed from your credit record and two years after discharge, many banks allow eligibility for mortgages other secured loans. 

More from our Tinley Park bankruptcy lawyers about the bankruptcy process in Cook County, Illinois.

If I File for Bankruptcy, Can I Keep My House and Cars?

In this article, our Tinley Park bankruptcy lawyers explain how to keep your home and vehicles in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In most cases, our clients can retain their homes and vehicles in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy by signing reaffirmation agreements with the lender agreeing not to wipe out the debt that is using the home or vehicle as collateral. With a proper reaffirmation agreements, the client's other debts will be discharged while keeping their mortgage on their home and their vehicle loans.

Read an article from our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys about keeping your property in bankruptcy.

Tinley Park bankruptcy attorney Kevin O'Flaherty talks about some of the advantages of both chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy and how each can apply to your specific needs.

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In this article, our Tinley Park bankruptcy lawyers explain how to keep your home and vehicles in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In most cases, our clients can retain their homes and vehicles in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy by signing reaffirmation agreements with the lender agreeing not to wipe out the debt that is using the home or vehicle as collateral. With a proper reaffirmation agreements, the client's other debts will be discharged while keeping their mortgage on their home and their vehicle loans.

Read an article from our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys about keeping your property in bankruptcy.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Happens at the First Meeting of Creditors?

Our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys explain the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.

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In this article, our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys explain what happens at the first meeting of creditors in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Once your bankruptcy petition has been filed with the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court the clerk of court will schedule a meeting between you, your attorney, and the bankruptcy trustee (an attorney responsible for monitoring your case). This is called the "First Meeting of Creditors," although creditors rarely attend.  The meeting usually takes ten minutes, and simply consists of standard questions about your finances to ensure that no fraud is being committed.

Read more from our TInley Park bankruptcy lawyers about the First Meeting of Creditors.

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