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What is the Chapter 13 Means Test?

2018-10-31T09:52:53+00:00

When you reach the point at which you are ready to file for bankruptcy, it is important to determine what type of bankruptcy is best for your situation. A bankruptcy means test can help you decide. A means test determines if you make enough money to repay at least a portion of your debt through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan or if you qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy instead. Take a look at the details of a chapter 13 means test below. Who Takes the Chapter 13 Means Test If you have an income that is greater than the [...]

What is the Chapter 13 Means Test?2018-10-31T09:52:53+00:00

What is a Chapter 7 Means Test?

2018-10-31T09:53:44+00:00

When you file for bankruptcy, you will be required to take a means test. This is a test that will determine if your income is low enough to qualify you for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This test is formulated to prevent high-income people from filing for this type of bankruptcy. If you fail the Chapter 7 means test, you can then file for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy instead. A Chapter 7 means test does not require you to be penniless to pass. You can still earn a significant income and qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy if you have numerous expenses, such as [...]

What is a Chapter 7 Means Test?2018-10-31T09:53:44+00:00

What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

2018-10-31T09:54:02+00:00

Why You Should Consider Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 bankruptcy is sometimes referred to as the wage earner’s bankruptcy plan. It allows individuals with a consistent income to create a plan that helps them repay a portion or all of their debt. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debtors create a payment plan to make payments over three to five years to their creditors. If their income is less than the median income of the state, the plan will be made for three years unless a longer period is approved by the court. Debtors are rarely allowed to create plans for longer than [...]

What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?2018-10-31T09:54:02+00:00

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

2018-10-31T09:36:22+00:00

Why You Should Consider Chapter 7 Bankruptcy  Chapter 7 bankruptcy is much different from Chapter 13 bankruptcy in that it does not involve filing a repayment plan. Instead, the trustee for the bankruptcy will gather and sell the debtor’s assets that are not exempt and use the proceeds of the sales to pay any creditors according to the Bankruptcy Code provisions. Some of the property could be subject to mortgages and liens that pledge certain property to creditors. The Bankruptcy Code allows the debtor to keep some exempt property, but the remaining assets will be liquidated by the trustee. You need [...]

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?2018-10-31T09:36:22+00:00

Dealing With Debt Collectors

2018-05-08T19:12:47+00:00

Harassing Debt Collection Can Be Stopped Harassment on the part of bill collectors is a common phenomenon now in the United States. It is estimated that close to 15 percent of Americans are receiving debt collection telephone calls. If you are having trouble with debts and collection calls, don't think you are the only person with this kind of problem. FDCPA or the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act makes it illegal for bill collectors to be abusive or unfair or to lie when they attempt to collect a debt. This is a federal law, and it applies to collection agencies, attorneys [...]

Dealing With Debt Collectors2018-05-08T19:12:47+00:00

Are You a Good Candidate For Bankruptcy

2018-05-07T15:38:35+00:00

Are You A Good Candidate For Bankruptcy? Owing money does not feel good, especially when the amount feels overwhelming. Debtors sometimes feel like they are drowning, which leads them to consider bankruptcy. The problem is that many do not know this is an option they can consider. It is okay to feel unsure because bankruptcy is a tricky option that can seem confusing, but the following four signs may help you figure out if bankruptcy is right for you: Question 1: Exactly How Much Debt Are You In? The first sign that bankruptcy might be the right option for you is [...]

Are You a Good Candidate For Bankruptcy2018-05-07T15:38:35+00:00

Student Loan Bankruptcy

2018-05-07T15:25:45+00:00

Student Loans and Bankruptcy The number of students facing student loan debt has increased manifold. Education has become expensive and it is not possible for everyone to finance it. It has resulted in a large number of student loan debts. However, it is not all bad news. Now there are various ways to deal with student loans. Even when a student is under default and facing bankruptcy, there are effective measures that help rehabilitate the student loan. Know the Type of Loan You Have Borrowed This is the first step in determining if you are eligible for loan relief consideration. There [...]

Student Loan Bankruptcy2018-05-07T15:25:45+00:00

What Do I Need to Report When Filing for Bankruptcy?

2018-05-07T15:26:41+00:00

What Do I Need to Report When Filing for Bankruptcy? Consider the essential documents needed for filing Bankruptcy. Whether filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the paperwork required is usually the same. In order to file the correct documents make sure you check your district as well as the trustee handling your bankruptcy. Listed below are the typical documentation needed for filing. Tax Returns It is probable that you will have to submit copies of your tax transcripts as well as your tax returns for the past 2 years. Additionally, you will need to provide a valid explanation for [...]

What Do I Need to Report When Filing for Bankruptcy?2018-05-07T15:26:41+00:00

Credit Rebuilding After Bankruptcy

2018-05-07T15:27:54+00:00

Bankruptcy And Credit Rebuilding The fresh start they need to achieve financial stability is offered to many debtors by filing for bankruptcy, but once that process has been completed, it is necessary to rebuild your credit so you may enjoy future financial opportunities that will come up. After Bankruptcy, Take The Right Steps To Rebuild Credit At the successful completion of a bankruptcy case, the formal order entered is a bankruptcy discharge. This discharge is not just your ticket out of bankruptcy, but also the brand new beginning for you of a fresh financial start. It is so critical to build [...]

Credit Rebuilding After Bankruptcy2018-05-07T15:27:54+00:00

Debts you cannot discharge

2018-05-07T15:29:20+00:00

Debts You Cannot Discharge When you find yourself totally overwhelmed by your debts, bankruptcy offers you a "fresh start". There are numerous reasons that people turn to bankruptcy, things like a serious illness, loss of a job, and so many other things one has no control over. Of course, there are times that irresponsibility or horrible decisions can be behind the filing of bankruptcy. The law does it's best to balance the scale between the interest of the creditors involved and the need for a fresh start. The fact is however that so many people do not understand that all types [...]

Debts you cannot discharge2018-05-07T15:29:20+00:00
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