Bankruptcy Advocates

Firm Overview


Making the decision to file for bankruptcy is not easy and finding a bankruptcy attorney to help you make that decision can be just as difficult.  With so many bankruptcy lawyers in Illinois, finding the right one for your case can seem like a shot in the dark.


At Bankruptcy Advocates in Carbondale, Illinois, we offer bankruptcy services for individuals and businesses in Southern Illinois.


Here are a few of the reasons you should look to our lawyers to represent you in your bankruptcy:


  • More than 40 years of combined experience representing individuals, families and businesses in bankruptcy
  • Free initial consultations to discuss your situation and your options
  • Representation for Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13
  • A friendly, positive approach to bankruptcy issues
  • Assistance in dealing with creditors, reaffirming debts and avoiding foreclosure in bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy is not the end it is the beginning of your new  financial life


Historically, a stigma was attached to the concept of bankruptcy that made people leery and skeptical about the benefits that it could achieve.  This is changing.  Today, nearly two million people a year file bankruptcy, and corporations routinely do so in order to be financially reborn and become profitable again.


Bankruptcy and debt settlement can restore your financial health and help you rebuild your life.  Get your questions answered by calling us at 618-549-9800.  We can help turn your bankruptcy into a positive experience.








Avoid Bankruptcy Mills and Improve Your Situation


Many law firms that practice bankruptcy can be classified as ''bankruptcy mills.''  As their name implies, bankruptcy mills attempt to get as many people in and out of their office as possible.  Unfortunately, although these firms may be able to complete your bankruptcy quickly, they are not always concerned with the individual needs of their clients.  They may overlook potential issues that could arise later and cause you additional strife.


At Bankruptcy Advocates, our attorneys will work with you to get the debt relief that you deserve.  At your free initial consultation, we will discuss your situation and make an assessment that fits your needs.


When we serve our clients in Carbondale and Carmi, IL, we want them to feel confident that they have chosen qualified, legal professionals with the credentials to represent them.  Together, Darrel Dunham and Marcus Herbert bring over 40 years of legal experience to the firm, and are licensed to practice in many state and federal courts in Illinois and Kentucky.


Call us today at 618-549-9800.


We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.