Hello there --
I asked only because I was concerned about the possibility of a bankruptcy filing (which would wipe out your personal loan).
To answer your questions, you can seek the amount in your contract from the filing date through the judgment date at which point the interest rate becomes 9 percent per year on the judgment. Unfortunately, it appears that the rate of interest you are charging in your loan agreement may be a violation of the Illinois Interest Act, which sets the maximum rate of interest for personal loans at 9 percent (there are exceptions for contracts regarding mortgages and/or contracts with local savings banks, but for the most part all personal loans are capped at 9 percent per year). So, while the court may enforce the underlying obligation to return the principal balance of the loan, the court may in its discretion, lower the interest rate in your deal to the 9 percent per year. I am providing you links to the operative statutes below so that you can review them and also an article on Usury in Illinois.
Regarding your question about attaching property at this point -- if that was not part of the transaction then you are not permitted to place a lien on the property. However, once you receive a judgment from the court that he is not able to pay to you, you can ask for a judgment lien on any real estate that he owns personally (unfortunately, if the loan does not extend to the trust then you will not be permitted to place a lien on property owned by the trust unless the borrower permits it to happen).
-The Illinois judgment interest act -
The Illinois Interest Act (for setting interest rates at the start of the loan arrangement)
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