Filing for Protection under Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Laws The Special Provisions for Family Farmers

Most individuals who seek bankruptcy protection must file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Chapter 7 allows you to permanently discharge debts in exchange for the sale of certain property. With a Chapter 13 filing, you can set up new payment arrangements with your creditors, satisfying your debts over a three-to-five year period. However, if you're a … [Read more...]

Should You File a Personal or a Business Bankruptcy Petition?

Choosing the Right Filing When your business is experiencing financial difficulties, it's almost certain to have a detrimental impact on your personal finances as well. If you don't have the business resources to properly compensate yourself, you can easily fall behind on your mortgage, car payments or other obligations. The bankruptcy laws were … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy and Retirement Assets

Can Your Retirement Assets Be Available to Creditors in a Bankruptcy Proceeding? It's no secret that medical expenses are one of the primary causes of personal bankruptcy filings in the United States. Unfortunately, as you age, your risk of health problems and substantial medical bills increases significantly. You may be edging in on retirement, … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy and Inheritance

The bankruptcy laws are in place to give individuals an opportunity to start over again, allowing you to either discharge debts permanently or restructure your obligations with creditors. You may wonder, though, what happens after the bankruptcy is over. Suppose you file for protection, eliminate certain debts and then receive notice some months … [Read more...]

Can You File for Bankruptcy Again?

Your Right to File Multiple Bankruptcy Petitions It can happen to just about anyone—you have an unexpected medical emergency that's not fully covered by insurance or you lose your job and it takes a while to find a new one. That's one of the reasons we have the bankruptcy laws in place—so that you can get a fresh start. But is bankruptcy a … [Read more...]

What a Discharge in Bankruptcy Really Means

When you seek protection under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy laws, you can permanently "discharge" certain debts in exchange for the sale of some of your personal property. In fact, you may even be able to discharge some debt in a Chapter 13 reorganization. What is a discharge? What does it mean and what doesn't it mean? In essence, a discharge … [Read more...]

Will a Bankruptcy Filing Stop All Legal Action against You?

Some Legal Matters Are Not Affected by the Automatic Stay When you file a bankruptcy petition, seeking to discharge debts under Chapter 7 or reorganize your obligations under Chapter 13, an automatic stay immediately goes into effect. One of the effects of the automatic stay is the suspension of legal actions against you. But there are limits to … [Read more...]

Is Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 Best for Your Small Business?

There's no way around it—starting your own business takes courage and can be fraught with financial peril. If you've encountered financial difficulties that are making it difficult to keep moving forward, but you're still confident that the business can succeed, a bankruptcy filing can give you the relief you need to get things headed in the right … [Read more...]

Do I Qualify for Protection under Chapter 13?

When the bankruptcy laws changed in 2005, it became more difficult to file for liquidation under Chapter 7. You must now submit to means test to determine whether you have the ability to repay your creditors over a 3-5 year period. If so, then your only recourse for a personal bankruptcy is under Chapter 13. But that doesn't mean that you … [Read more...]

Exceptions to the “Automatic Stay”

The "Automatic Stay" The "automatic stay" is one of the most powerful tools of bankruptcy. It's the law that automatically goes into effect right when your bankruptcy case is filed, and stays—or stops —all collection activity against you and your property. Although the "automatic stay" protects you against just about anything a creditor can do … [Read more...]

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Consumer Bankruptcy

Can I keep my car? Will bankruptcy stop a foreclosure? Will I ever be debt-free again? How will I ever pay these medical bills?

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you want to stop creditor harassment, eliminate repossession debt, stop garnishments and keep your house, and car, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy could help.

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Are you in jeopardy of losing your house? Are you making good money but everyone is asking for payment right now? Do you want or need to stop collections?

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