Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

For people who are ineligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or wish to repay their debts using a repayment plan, filing for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a great option. The following are some pros and cons to declaring a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Pros: While under Chapter 13 the repayment of debts generally take place […]

Following the enactment of the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, debtors must pass a means test to qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Basically, to qualify you must have little to no disposable income. The means test compares your average monthly income for the six-month period preceding your bankruptcy filing against the […]

When deciding whether to pursue a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, it is wise to sit down with a bankruptcy attorney and analyze your income, assets, debts, and your financial goals. For example, your situation might be such that you don’t qualify for Chapter 7, and would be better off repaying your debt over […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Does a Chapter 13 Filing Entail?

When you start to think about a bankruptcy filing, you should understand the fact that there are different types of bankruptcies, and you will not necessarily qualify for all of them. Chapter 12 is a type of bankruptcy that is available to some family farmers and fishing businesses. Chapter 11 is a reorganization plan that […]

Can a Noncitizen File for Bankruptcy?

Can a Noncitizen File for Bankruptcy?

Before we address the question that serves as the title of this blog post, we should explain some of the basic reasons why bankruptcy could provide a solution if you are struggling financially. If you qualify for a Chapter 7 filing, your unsecured debt can be completely discharged. Unsecured debts include credit card balances, unpaid […]

Can You Get a Mortgage After Bankruptcy?

Many people are under the assumption that you are essentially ruined after you file for bankruptcy for at least 7 to 10 years. In fact, this is a misconception. It is true that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 years, and a Chapter 13 will stay on the report […]

Can a Bankruptcy Wipe Out Income Tax Debt?

People sometimes assume that a bankruptcy filing is a panacea that will wipe out all debts permanently, including tax debts. In fact, this is not the case. The details will depend upon the form of bankruptcy that is filed and the type of tax payment that is delinquent. Chapter 7 A Chapter 7 bankruptcy can […]