At Buckrop & VanDeVelde, our Rock Island bankruptcy attorneys help people exercise their legal rights under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to get the fresh start they deserve. We are a small, family-owned debt relief law firm practicing primarily in the areas of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy law in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.
Our attorneys and staff are dedicated professionals focused on helping you, your family, and your business eliminate the burdensome debt that is keeping you from getting back on your feet. From wherever you are in Western Illinois or Eastern Iowa, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our bankruptcy attorneys.
Chapter 7: Allows you to eliminate most secured and unsecured debt, including credit card debt and medical bills. You can stop the creditor calls and harassment. Most are able to keep their home and vehicles, while discharging other debts.
Chapter 13: Allows you to consolidate all of your personal debt (secured and unsecured) into a court-supervised repayment plan over three to five years. A Chapter 13 allows you to significantly reduce the amount of your monthly payments into a single payment you can afford. You can stop foreclosures and repossessions in their tracks.
Bruce Buckrop has been a practicing Debtor’s attorney for over 35 years in Western Illinois, and Eastern Iowa. Mr. Buckrop was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois where he graduated from Rock Island High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Ambrose University. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Buckrop attends two bankruptcy conferences annually ensuring that he stays up to date on the latest in the law. In addition, he is a member of several State and National Associations such as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Federal Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Rock Island County Bar Association. When Quad Cities news organizations need an expert on bankruptcy, they often turn to Mr. Buckrop for his input.
In addition to being an experienced attorney, Mr. Buckrop is a happily married father of three and grandfather of six. In his spare time, Mr. Buckrop enjoys playing hockey and basketball as well as horseback riding, canoeing, and camping with friends and family.
John VanDeVelde has been a practicing Debtor’s attorney since 2009. Mr. VanDeVelde was born and raised in Moline, Illinois, and he attended Alleman High School. Mr. VanDeVelde received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and he received his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. VanDeVelde attends two bankruptcy conferences annually in order to stay up-to-date on the latest in bankruptcy law. In addition, he is a member of several State and Federal Associations such as the Illinois Bar Association, Rock Island County Bar Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.