The following are some examples of potential options to help reduce your debt and reinstate your license:
Chapter 13 Repayment Plan: A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a great option if you cannot pay back the entire lump sum owed right away or keep up with the payment plan offered by the City. Your license will remain reinstated as long as you stay current with your Chapter 13 Plan payment and not rack up additional tickets, during or after, the Bankruptcy. With a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, the court consolidates all debts into one payment each month. The City of Chicago will be forced to accept the court-ordered repayment plan and often only a small portion of the debt will be paid back to the City. The rest will be eliminated upon successful completion of the Chapter 13 Plan. Please contact us for a free bankruptcy consultation to discuss your situation and determine if you qualify.
Chapter 7: A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy does not erase debt owed to any government entity, which includes the City of Chicago, but it will completely erase most of your other debts. This will give you the breathing room you need to pay off the fines owed to the City of Chicago. The temporary license reinstatement can be extended permanently if you pay off the necessary fines during the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or work out a payment plan with the City upon completion of your Bankruptcy. In certain circumstances an unpaid judgment is the reason for a license suspension. In that case, you might be able to permanently reinstate your license through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. However, there are requirements that must be met to qualify for this type of reinstatement. Please contact us for a free bankruptcy consultation to discuss your situation and determine if you qualify.
The bottom line is that a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy has the ability to reinstate your license due to failure to pay toll way fines, parking tickets and/or qualifying unpaid judgments. Please contact an experienced Bankruptcy lawyer at JRQ & Associates, LLC to discuss all available options.