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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Archives

California Bankruptcy Exemptions: What You Can Keep

bankruptcy exemption.jpgWhen you file for a bankruptcy in California, you may exempt, or protect, some of your property from creditors. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are allowed to keep this property. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, exempt property will not be counted towards the value of your assets, which ultimately reduces your monthly payments to creditors.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Understanding the Classification of Debt and the Means Test

means test.jpgDeciding when to file for bankruptcy is a stressful decision for anyone to make. But, even after deciding what type of bankruptcy to file, you have to determine if you qualify for the type you so desire. Most people opt for chapter 7 bankruptcy because it discharges unsecured debt, unlike chapter 13, which restructures your debt but requires the debtor to still make repayments

Limits of Debt Collectors after You Have Filed for Bankruptcy

debt collection.jpgRegardless who you are, financial hardships can be very stressful and make your life much harder than it needs to be. These hardships include debts from credit cards, student loans, utility bills or mortgages. Not only do these hardships cause you stress, they place immense pressure on your personal life, personal relationships and sometimes, loss of jobs. Although debt collectors are permitted to attempt to contact you in order to recover the debt owed, it is illegal for them to harass you.

Discharging Debt Under Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

discharging-debt-chapter-13.jpgIf you have incurred a substantial amount of unsecured debt related to credit cards and medical bills, Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be a perfect solution for you. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is only available to you so long as you are petitioning as an individual, or operate a self-employed, unincorporated business. Additionally, in order to qualify, your unsecured debts must not exceed $383,175 and your secured debts, such as home mortgages and automobile loans, must be less than $1,149,525.

Navigating Basic Differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

chapter-7-13-bankruptcy.jpgNot all bankruptcy cases are the same. There are several factors involved when beginning the process. An attorney will evaluate information including your personal income, assets, ownership of property, and debt obligations. Based on your individual situation, there will be a recommendation and plan for how to proceed.