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Using Chapter 13 to Reorganize Your Business Debts

People having serious debt problems may be able to reorganize their financial affairs using Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 allows a qualified debtor to restructure debts and repay some of the outstanding balances over a set period of years. Only an individual can file Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Businesses must resolve their debt problems by other Read More

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Making Sure Your Chapter 13 Payments Go Into the Right Hands

In a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, also known as reorganization, the debtor agrees to a court-approved plan to repay a portion of his or her outstanding debts. Eligible creditors are paid specified amounts over the life of the plan, which is three to five years. However, in devising Chapter 13 plans, there are many opportunities for Read More

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How Chapter 13 Can Help You Modify Your Home Mortgage

Chapter 13 is a form of bankruptcy in which unsecured debts are partially paid off over a period of years, with the remainder discharged once the case is complete. However, most Chapter 13 cases involve one or more secured debts, which remain in force. For example, a home mortgage loan is secured by a lien Read More

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Why Bankruptcy is Often a Better Remedy Than Debt Consolidation

Some people facing uncomfortable financial burdens might look to debt consolidation as an alternative to filing for bankruptcy, perhaps out of fear that bankruptcy will ruin their credit rating. However, debt consolidation has its own disadvantages that might make it a poor choice in many situations. Bankruptcy can be a better option if, for instance, Read More

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What Happens to Assets You Receive While Going Through Chapter 13?

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 More

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How Are Chapter 13 Plans Structured and How Are Payments Calculated?

If you’re experiencing burdensome debt but are skittish about declaring bankruptcy, Chapter 13 is an alternative that may be right for you. Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy — in which many of your debts may be discharged but at the cost of losing much of your property — Chapter 13 allows you to pay off Read More

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How Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home from Mortgage Foreclosure

Foreclosure of your family home can be devastating. If you’re struggling to keep up with mortgage payments or the lender sent you a foreclosure notice, you may be able to save your home by filing a petition for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Critically, once a Chapter 13 petition has been filed, an automatic stay goes into Read More

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How a Trustee or Creditor Can Oppose Your Chapter 13 Plan

Chapter 13 is a court-approved restructuring of debt that requires you to commit to a repayment plan that will last for three to five years. However, the plan you propose is not effective until the bankruptcy judge approves it after a confirmation hearing, at which creditors and/or the appointed bankruptcy trustee can raise objections. The Read More

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How Much Must Creditors Be Repaid in a Chapter 13 Plan in Georgia?

Chapter 13, also known as a “wage earner’s plan,” is a popular alternative to traditional bankruptcy for people who simply need breathing room to deal with crushing debt. Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows debtors to keep their possessions and pay back creditors a percentage of their arrearages over a period of three to five years. What’s Read More

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How Georgia Bankruptcy Filers Can “Cram Down” Secured Debts

People in financial straits sometimes opt for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which lets them keep their property while they pay off either all or a reduced portion of their debt over time. Although it affords some relief, a Chapter 13 plan still puts pressure on debtors to repay. However, there is a way for them Read More

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