How Does the Chapter 7 Means Test Work?

What Is the Process for Determining Whether You Qualify to Permanently Discharge Debts? Under the American bankruptcy laws, when you file a personal bankruptcy petition, you may be able to permanently discharge debts through Chapter 7 or you may be limited to restructuring your debt under Chapter 13. To be eligible to permanently rid yourself of … [Read more...]

What Debts Must You Continue to Pay While in Chapter 7?

What Obligations Will Not Be Affected by Your Bankruptcy Filing? One of the most significant benefits of a personal bankruptcy filing is the temporary relief it provides from both the obligation to pay certain debts and from the attempts of creditors to collect on those debts. It's important to understand, though, that filing a Chapter 7 … [Read more...]

The Impact of Bankruptcy on Your Retirement Accounts

Will Qualified Retirement Plans Be a Part of Your Bankruptcy Estate? You've been struggling to meet your financial obligations, whether as a result of an unexpected injury or illness, the loss of your job, a divorce or other personal challenge. Over the years, you've worked hard to plan and prepare for your retirement, regularly making … [Read more...]

Things You Don’t Want to Do before Filing for Bankruptcy

Common Mistakes People Make in Anticipation of Bankruptcy The American bankruptcy laws were put in place to help people get a fresh start. They’re not an easy way out, but require courage and commitment to improving your financial situation. They can provide the relief you need, but you need to be careful that you take the right steps to get the … [Read more...]

The Reasons Why You Want to Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Handle Your Own Filing You’re struggling to meet your financial obligations, either because you lost your job, you’ve been sick or injured, or you’ve gone through a divorce. You may not own a lot of property and your financial circumstances may seem simple. Should you consider handling a bankruptcy filing on your own? … [Read more...]

Are Lottery Winnings Part of a Bankruptcy Estate?

Can You Keep Money that You Win if You Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection? If you’ve filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 and you hit it big in the Lotto, winning the Powerball or Mega-Millions, chances are good your financial troubles will be behind you. But what if you bought a lottery ticket and won a smaller, but significant, cash … [Read more...]

Converting a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to a Chapter 7

Choosing Liquidation of Debt over Reorganization You've been experiencing financial difficulties and concluded that a personal bankruptcy filing is the best way forward. You wanted to keep all your assets, if possible, so you initially opted to file for reorganization of your debts under Chapter 13. It has become clear, though, that your financial … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy and Credit Cards

How a Personal Bankruptcy Will Affect Your Ability to Own a Credit Card Unmanageable credit card debt is a common cause of many personal bankruptcy petitions. It's rarely the result of fraud, but typically tied to the loss of a job, an unexpected illness or a divorce. Credit card debt may be discharged in Chapter 7, provided you qualify, and may … [Read more...]

Advantages of Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Why Chapter 13 May Still Be a Good Option When You Don't Qualify for Chapter 7 When you're facing personal financial challenges, there are generally two bankruptcy options that can give you a fresh start—a liquidation of debt under Chapter 7 and the reorganization of debt under Chapter 13. You must, however, qualify to discharge your debts under … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Taking the Texas State Bankruptcy Exemptions

Keep Most or All of Your Property in a Chapter 7 Filing in Texas When you file for protection under Chapter 7 of the American bankruptcy laws, you have the right to permanently discharge certain debts. In exchange, you must generally relinquish some of your assets to the bankruptcy trustee, so that they can be sold, with the proceeds distributed … [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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