What is a Bankruptcy Estate?

A Chapter 7 is a commonly utilized form of bankruptcy that can give you a fresh start if you are incapable of meeting your financial obligations. As long as you do not have enough disposable income to pay back your debts over time, you can probably qualify for this form of bankruptcy. Unsecured debts, which […]

It can be a bit confusing for the layperson to sort through all the different types of bankruptcies that you may hear about. There is Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13, and you are naturally going to wonder how you should choose from this menu. This is understandable, but when you absorb […]

Before we address the way that bankruptcy may or may not impact your retirement funds, we should explain the basic differences between a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13. These are the two types of bankruptcies that are most commonly utilized by individuals. A Chapter 7 is a liquidation bankruptcy. Unsecured debts like credit card […]

If you are in need of debt relief, you may be thinking about bankruptcy. It is important to understand the fact that there are multiple different types of bankruptcies. The ideal choice will depend upon your circumstances, so you should have some basic knowledge regarding your options. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is one possibility, and […]

“The hogtie is a method of tying the limbs together, rendering the subject immobile and helpless. Originally, it was applied to pigs (hence the name) and other young four-legged animals[i].” If you are a member of a credit union there is a good chance you have been hogtied by them without even knowing it.  Many […]

Can an LLC File for Chapter 7?

Can an LLC File for Chapter 7?

Many individual debtors file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy because they will obtain some financial breathing room through the discharge of their unsecured debts. For example, credit card debt can spiral upward over time, and it can reach the point where you simply can’t pay all of your credit card bills and the other debts that […]

Bankruptcy and Credit Counseling

Bankruptcy and Credit Counseling

There are certain requirements that must be met before you can file for bankruptcy. The government wants to make sure that you know exactly what you are getting into, so you have to complete a credit counseling course before you can go through with a bankruptcy filing. There are certain organizations that offer this course […]

Is There a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debt Limit?

Chapter 13 is a reorganization bankruptcy. With this form of bankruptcy, you get an automatic stay as soon as you file. This shields you from most collection efforts while the bankruptcy is in progress, so you get some immediate relief. You create a repayment plan that will span for three years or five years when […]

Avoid Post-Bankruptcy Mistakes

Avoid Post-Bankruptcy Mistakes

If you are being overwhelmed by ever-spiraling debt, bankruptcy can provide a solution, and the benefits are realized immediately. You get an automatic stay when you file for bankruptcy, and this makes most debt collection efforts come to a halt. The two different types of bankruptcies that most people (who are not in business) use […]

Is Any Property Exempt When I File a Chapter 7 Liquidation?

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a liquidation bankruptcy. As the name would suggest, if you file for this type of bankruptcy, you might be required to turn your property over to a bankruptcy trustee. The trustee will liquidate the property and the proceeds would be used to pay back your debts. Some types of debts […]

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