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  • What effect will COVID-19 have on consumer bankruptcies?

    Photo of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign law professor Robert M. Lawless, a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.

    Most households struggle financially for two to five years before filing for bankruptcy, making a pandemic-related surge in consumer bankruptcy filings unlikely, said University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign law professor Robert M. Lawless, a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Robert M. Lawless, call 217-244-6714; email rlawless@illinois.edu.