By Jeff Field | Published November 15, 2021 | | |
A Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to reorganize your debts and partially pay them off according to a court-approved plan, which can last three to five years. That plan is based on your assets and projected monthly income and how much of those resources you can devote to debt repayment. But what if you receive Read MoreRead More
Bankruptcy offers a number of protections for people facing overwhelming debt. One of the most important is the automatic stay that takes effect once you have filed. In general, it stops your creditors from taking action to collect debts and also halts lawsuits and most other legal proceedings against you. The stay remains in place Read MoreRead More
Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be used as an effective means of preventing foreclosure, allowing you to keep ownership of your home while repaying mortgage arrears over time. However, the mortgage remains in force, so you will be required to continue making mortgage payments going forward. This can be a difficult burden for a person trying Read MoreRead More
One of the chief benefits of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the ability to shield your home from mortgage foreclosure. But what if you have a second or third mortgage or a home equity lien on the same property? Through a process known as lien stripping, you may be able to reduce or eliminate those Read MoreRead More
As a result of stay-at-home orders, job losses and business closures, the coronavirus pandemic has caused many families to suffer significant economic hardship. While filing for bankruptcy may be an option, there are also a number of financial strategies you should consider that can help you tackle your debt and protect your finances during these Read MoreRead More
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