Our experienced Chicago bankruptcy attorney is here to help if you are struggling with debt. Bankruptcy is not always the right option but if can be a powerful solution. Bankruptcy can stop harassment, foreclosure, repossession, garnishment and other creditor actions. It also can discharge debt, giving people the chance to start over with a clean financial slate. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is akin to wiping the slate clean. In Chapter 7, all of a person’s unsecured debts are liquidated. Chapter 7 is primarily for those without income or with income insufficient to satisfy their debts. Chapter 13 is akin to a repayment plan and is for individuals that have ample income and don’t qualify for Chapter 7.

Forkan Law provides assistance to individuals throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Contact us to discuss if bankruptcy is right for you.

Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can be a very scary and nerve wracking experience. Penalties can range from steep fines and probation to prison time. Criminal convictions can have far reaching consequences that can affect everything from renting an apartment to your employment and other aspects of your personal life.

Forkan Law provides sensible and proactive criminal defense throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Contact us to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney and know your options.

Family Law

Forkan Law also provides a variety of family law services. Disputes involving families and children can be extremely emotional and stressful. Whether you are going through a divorce or involved in a dispute over child custody or child support, you need an experienced and compassionate divorce lawyer who will give personal attention to your case.

At Forkan Law, with offices in Burr Ridge and Chicago, we help clients throughout the Chicago area resolve difficult family issues. We offer a variety of affordable services including limited scope representation. Contact Forkan Law to speak to an experienced family law attorney to understand your rights.

Real Estate

At Forkan Law, we handle a wide variety of real estate transactions and litigation matters for both businesses and individuals throughout the Chicago area and suburbs. We have closed thousands of real estate transactions and successfully litigated a variety of real estate disputes ranging from landlord-tenant disputes, eminent domain, partition actions, and mechanics’ lien foreclosure.

Whether you are contemplating buying or selling property or need litigation assistance , we can help. Contact our office and speak to an experienced real estate attorney.


At Forkan Law, we provide affordable, effective and personalized legal counsel and representation in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal defense, family law and real estate law. With offices in Burr Ridge and Chicago, we serve clients throughout the Chicagoland area of Illinois.

Every case our firm accepts is handled personally by attorney Michael Forkan. Mr. Forkan handles his own calls and takes the time to understand clients’ specific concerns and needs and carefully advises them on their options.


Our firm assists clients in a number of different areas of practice. Whether you need help filing for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, avoiding jail time due to criminal charges, negotiating or litigating a family law dispute, or completing a real estate transaction, you can rely on Forkan Law for effective counsel and representation.

Forkan Law is committed to delivering value by keeping our overhead low and taking the steps that are necessary to achieve the results our clients deserve.

We understand that many people are concerned about the cost of legal representation. When you come to our office for a consultation, we will advise you upfront on what you can expect to pay, and if anything changes, we will communicate with you about your options.

We offer a free short consultation so prospective clients can decide whether Mr. Forkan is the right lawyer for them, and we accept credit cards for our legal fees. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We offer Spanish and Polish translation services.

Call today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated criminal, real estate, family law and bankruptcy attorney serving Burr Ridge, Chicago and other communities throughout the Chicago area. Call us at 312-532-2230 or send an email and we

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