Considering Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

By: Josephthen
I don't know a thing about you but I'll bet that you don't know much about bankruptcy laws. Well, if you haven't known it yet, Chapter 13 is one of the many types of bankruptcy. Chapter 13 however, is no available for any situations. It is only available for certain situation and only for the best qualified.

Basic Outline of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

So, who can file for Chapter 13? Well Chapter 13 can be filed by individuals who have a steady and secured source of income.

A Chapter 13 is a repayment plan. Debts are not wiped clean. Instead the individual agrees to a plan in court that established repayment of debts. Creditors also must agree to the plan, which is based on the individual's income.

Steps in Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The new bankruptcy laws require you to first eek counseling about your credits. You will then need to file paperwork before the process of Chapter 13 begins.

During a Chapter 13 your income and debts are looked at and a payment plan is devised based upon your income. You and your creditors must agree to the legally binding repayment plan.

It is not easy filing for paperwork and going to court and the best suggestion I can offer you are that you should hire a lawyer to assist and guide you. Under watchful eyes of an experienced lawyer and the court, you don't have anything to worry about. The court will ensure that you would be able to afford the repayment plan.

This can take some time to finalize but in the end you are protected and your creditors are getting paid.

Things to Know About Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Many people wonder why to file a Chapter 13. Since it is a repayment plan you are not getting debts wiped away so why not just do debt consolidation instead? The easy answer to that is the court's involvement in the bankruptcy process.

As mentioned above, you should file for Chapter 13 instead of debt consolidation because the court can protect you. Other than that, you will also have more options. The court will ensure that you are able to afford the repayment plan and thus treated like a willing party.

Additionally, once you file for bankruptcy you are protected. Creditors can no longer pursue collections. That means you may be able to protect your assets and prevent court cases.

In conclusion, if you think that you are facing financial problems, you should consider all options. You should also remember that bankruptcy us not always a good thing, as you may lose your assets and have a bad credit. Therefore, you should try to avoid it as much as possible.
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