BANKRUPTCY Chapter 13 Laurie enjoys advising and assisting clients to regain control of their financial affairs. A Chapter 13 provides a process for wage earning individuals to do things like save their home, or save their vehicle while still discharging the majority of their unsecured debts. Clients move forward with a single monthly payment spanning over 60 months.
CONSUMER LITIGATION Resolving, defending and initiating Litigation for bankruptcy, civil and probate matters, Laurie provides experienced assistance and a down to earth approach to resolution of these legal issues. Consumer law issues Laurie will investigate and resolve disputes with creditors for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Act, Wisconsin and Federal Consumer Protection laws. Student Loan collection actions require investigation into the history of the collecting party’s account. My services provide for the verification of the claim and authenticity of the collecting parties documents. Advising and assisting with the curing of default status and negotiating repayment programs and settlements are offered.
PROBATE is an area of law that Laurie has excelled in prior to her Bankruptcy practice. She has handled the administration of probate cases in southeastern Wisconsin and will provide services to individuals to settle probate estates and finalize the financial affairs of your loved one.
STUDENT LOAN DEFENSE Attorney Laurie A. Bigsby has the expertise to resolve your student loan dilemmas. She has studied the government programs and knows how to get through the red tape. Her long time experience of over 25 years in the court system has enabled her to understand and work with the legal process in our federal and state court systems. If you are feeling overwhelmed with student loans, call today to discuss your options! 262-432-3600. Also see more information here. Check out a recent story about student loan debt by Waukesha Freeman about Attorney Laurie Bigsby.
Laurie is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Section of the Wisconsin State Bar. Laurie was born, raised and attended school in Fond du Lac, WI. In 1979 she moved to South Bend, Indiana where she graduated from Indiana University and Valparaiso University School of Law in 1988. After practicing family law, juvenile – criminal defense, probate and bankruptcy for over 10 years, she relocated to the Milwaukee area in late 2001. Until passage of her second bar examination, Laurie worked as a paralegal for a Milwaukee law firm in estate and trust administration.
Laurie opened her own practice in Delafield, WI in 2004, until she started working with Horizons Law Group, LLC in February 2005 handling Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 bankruptcy cases and probate cases. Laurie left Horizons Law Group in February 2009 to practice with a small firm exclusively in Bankruptcy Law. In January 2015, Laurie rejoined Horizons Law Group to pursue a practice focusing on student loan defense, consumer law, and litigation and probate matters.
Laurie married her high school sweetheart from Fond du Lac and has two sons. She enjoys being outdoors gardening, hiking, camping, biking, listening to music and attending concerts.