Our experience as a Palatine bankruptcy lawyer helps you
If you're thinking about filing for bankruptcy but don't know if it is the right step for you, ask yourself these questions:
Filing for bankruptcy immediately ends the harassment and stress caused by accumulating debts. Pursuant to the automatic stay, creditors and tax collectors must stop calling you. In addition, filing for bankruptcy stops foreclosure on your house and business.
Attorney Redfield offers bankruptcy assistance to both individuals and businesses. His services include corporate dissolutions and assignments for the benefit of creditors and all chapters of bankruptcy.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: This form of bankruptcy is for individuals or corporations in need of serious debt relief. You can get a fresh start without the sale of assets.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Often called a regular income plan, a Chapter 13 case establishes a repayment plan to prevent the loss of your house and property. It also can be used to repay tax debt.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: A Chapter 11 case is filed by corporations or individuals that typically have too much accumulated debt. It requires a disclosure statement and a plan of reorganization and results in the restructuring of your business and debt. It may also be used by individuals who have exceeded the debt limits for a chapter 13 case.
Contact the law firm of John H. Redfield & Associates and discover the freedom of debt relief.
Palatine, IL is located only 14 miles from O'Hare International Airport and 30 miles from Chicago's Loop. While offering a home away from home town feeling for its residents, Palatine conveniently places business and metropolitan cultural within easy reach.
Palatine is surrounded by open space and parks, light office and industrial space, and a pleasant combination of commercial and residential spaces. Palatine offers a tranquil environment and a solid tax base.
There is an abundance of leisure and recreation activities in Palatine, which are supported by community, religious, and civic groups of almost description, who welcome old and new residents alike, There are numerous homeowners associations that encourage a sense of old fashioned neighborliness. A source of incredible pride in Palatine is the award winning schools.
The first pioneers to arrive in what is currently known as the Township of Palatine arrived in 1835. These pioneers settled in wooded areas that included Plum Grove, Highland Grove, also know n as Inverness, Englishman's Grove, and Deer Grove. The original name of the Township of Palatine was Township 42, as determined by the State Constitution. The resident of the community gathered at a local schoolhouse in 1850, to select a new name for the community. That new name of Palatine probably originated from the Palatinate region next to the Rhine River in Germany. Many of the early pioneers had European roots.
During this period, the government of the Township was determined by law. The first annual meeting of Palatine Township was held in 1850. In order to govern the affairs of the community, a staff of officers was elected. These days, these annual Town Meetings are still held and provide a voice for the people in their township government. In order for them to voice their concerns, all residents of the Township are invited to attend both the regular board meetings, and the annual town meeting.
The hometown merchants in Palatine take great pride in providing their customers to home town attention and service. The owner of the shop might well be the parent of one of your children's friends or your neighbor. Many shop owners in Palatine have family roots that go back five generations or more. All of these factors make Palatine a real hometown.
The roots of Palatine go back to the 1830's, when early pioneers from New England and New York traveled west to stake their claim in the rich green prairies that they had heard so much about from the soldiers who were returning from the Blackhawk War in 1832. They continued west and north of the community at Fort Dearborn, currently known as Chicago, which was translated from the Indian phrase in the region that meant wild onion place. These early pioneers made their homes in the lush groves of trees that became known as Highland Grove, Englishman's Grove, and Deer Grove.
In 1935, a man named George Ela, built his log cabin in Deer Grove and is considered with being the first European to live in the region. Two well-traveled Indian trails that were known as Lake Zurich Trail and Woodstock Trail survive and are currently known as Rand Road and Algonquin Road.
In 1953, the Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad arrived at the Deer Grove Trading Post. While this railroad failed, another railroad, which eventually became the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, arrived. As the result of the fact that the first engines came from England, it is the only left handed railroad in the nation.
A flourishing community soon grew around the railroad station. This effort was guided by the vision of the surveyor who laid out the community of Palatine in 1855, named Joel Wood. The year 1866 brought the incorporation of Palatine, and in 1869, the community was chartered by the state. In 1871, street lights were installed, after the community bought 12 lamps for three dollars each and hired a lamplighter for 50 cents a night.
Palatine residents take great pride in their deep roots and long history. In 1873, the George Clayson House was constructed and is located on Palatine Road. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been meticulously renovated. The Clayson House Museum holds over 1,000 artifacts of the past from the earliest days in Palatine.
During the past 20 years, Palatine has experienced considerable population growth. The population increased to 25,900 people from 11,500 people between 1960 and 1970. By 1973, the population increased again to 28,000 people. According to the census that was taken IN 2010, the population was 68,557 people.
These days, Palatine is governed by a Council-Manager type of government. Although the Village Clerk and Mayor are elected at large, the six Councilmen are elected on a district basis. In order to oversee the everyday operations of the community, a professional Village Manager is hired.
Palatine Township adopted an official seal to honor its heritage while, in 1976, the U.S. celebrated its 200th birthday. The combined elements of the seal represent the many different factors of the Township of Palatine as well as its past. There is a thriving tree in the center of the seal, which represents the woodlands that covered the region and provided one of the first industries in the community. The railroad track in the seal represents the contribution that railroads made to the expansion of Palatine. On the top sky portion of the seal, the multiple and single family homes represent the residential environment of the Township community.
Find One who Knows the Other Side
In addition to representing debtors for over 30 years, John Redfield served as a bankruptcy trustee, representing the Palatine bankruptcy estates for 15 years. His knowledge of both sides of bankruptcy allows him to more effectively represent those in need of debt relief. Put this knowledge to work for you.
John H. Redfield and Associates is ready to help you get relief from the burden of uncontrollable debt, so contact a bankruptcy attorney today for your own personal consultation.