Has a creditor filed and successfully obtained a judgment against you? Has a lien been placed against your property for an unfulfilled debt? You probably think that even bankruptcy can’t help you in your situation. This is a false assumption. Filing an individual bankruptcy in Wisconsin allows you to take care of the financial obligation associated with liens. However, there is another step in the process to help improve your credit after filing. After the bankruptcy is completed, you may not necessarily be responsible for repayment of the debt associated with the lien, however, you must satisfy the judgment to fully walk away in a better place. Judgments stay on your record, and it may become necessary to satisfy a judgment if you are hoping to sell your home or even take out a new loan someday. This process can be confusing, and it may be in your best interest to talk with a debt consolidation lawyer about judgment satisfactions to get the most out of your bankruptcy filing.