Home » Articles » Finance / Wealth

Chapters of Bankruptcy Explained - Bankruptcy Information and Other Frequent Questions

Chapters of Bankruptcy Explained - Bankruptcy Information and Other Frequent Questions
"Filing for insolvency should only be considered as a last resort. If you have exhausted all other options, your minimum payments are no longer affordable and you have already defaulted on a few payments, or if you have lost your income and are unable to repay your debts, it is time to consider speaking with a bankruptcy attorney and having the different bankruptcy chapters explained. Any attorney who specializes in bankruptcy law will be able to provide you with a free consultation to answer all of your bankruptcy-related questions, clarify the process in detail, tell you what to expect, and determine whether this is a viable option for you.

There are essentially two categories of personal bankruptcy:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy occurs when an individual is unable to repay his or her debts and petitions a federal court for a Chapter 7 discharge. Under Chapter 7, all of your unsecured debt will be discharged, while some of your secured debt can be repaid through the sale of assets. For instance, if you owe money on a Best Buy credit card, that debt is secured, and you may be required to return the television or other appliance you purchased with the card. Although this is uncommon, it is possible. Sometimes the creditor will offer to resolve for pennies on the dollar; if you owe $1,000 on a secured credit card, the merchant will likely offer to settle for $250. Otherwise, this debt is cleared out along with the rest.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Also referred to as the Wage Earners Bankruptcy. Under Chapter 13, the court analyzes all of your monthly income and expenses to determine how much disposable income you have. This sum is applied to the repayment of a portion of your debt. Typically, the court will impose a 3- to 5-year repayment plan. At the conclusion of this period, your entire unpaid balance will be washed out.

What Happens To My Credit Score?

Let's be truthful here. Your credit score will suffer as a result. However, if you are researching bankruptcy options, your credit is likely already ailing. This discharge will remain on your credit report for up to ten years, but you can begin to reestablish your credit within a few months of the completion of the process. Another advantage is that all creditors are prohibited by law from contacting you by phone or mail once the process has begun. In other words, creditors will no longer harass you day and night.""

" - https://www.affordablecebu.com/
 

Please support us in writing articles like this by sharing this post

Share this post to your Facebook, Twitter, Blog, or any social media site. In this way, we will be motivated to write articles you like.

--- NOTICE ---
If you want to use this article or any of the content of this website, please credit our website (www.affordablecebu.com) and mention the source link (URL) of the content, images, videos or other media of our website.

"Chapters of Bankruptcy Explained - Bankruptcy Information and Other Frequent Questions" was written by Mary under the Finance / Wealth category. It has been read 144 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 03 June 2023.
Total comments : 0