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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
The Federal Bankruptcy Code guides debtors (those who owe debt) and their relationship with creditors (those who lent the money through credit).  When someone states that a case is in a certain “chapter,” that means that the debtor has filed a case under a certain part of the bankruptcy code.  Each section of the code,...
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Filing bankruptcy can affect your assets in a variety of ways. It all depends on the specific asset, the amount, if any, owed on that asset, and the type of bankruptcy you choose. Cars and Homes Most people do not lose their vehicles or homes in a Chapter 7 filing of bankruptcy. You should do...
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Whether or not you keep your vehicle during a bankruptcy filing depends on several factors. There are ways to protect your vehicle, but it might mean making other sacrifices. The two most important factors that determine whether or not your car is protected include the type of bankruptcy you file and your current car ownership...
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Bankruptcy is a long and complex process. Many of those who rely on taking advantage of bankruptcies have found a new wrinkle in their plans – debtors being able to shed second mortgages from their main dwelling. This sort of Chapter 7 mortgage stripping might be helpful for the consumer, but its long-term impact is...
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Contrary to popular belief, bankruptcy has many advantages. Such advantages include getting rid of debt that is not secured with a property, such as credit card debt, medical bills, and payday loans. With a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, one advantage is the potential to strip a second mortgage on a home. Stripping the second mortgage, or...
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You may have reached a point where bankruptcy is your only real option. You are trapped by debt and you need a way to get out from under it so that you can begin making forward progress once again; bankruptcy gives you a chance to start over, to start fresh. However, are you afraid that...
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When a person has too much bad debt that he or she cannot manage, one of the few options that may be considered is filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. While this option may have a few disadvantages, the benefits outweigh the demerits by far. A person should hire an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to ensure that...
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Dennis Rodman, the infamous NBA star, is going to get no help from the bankruptcy courts in discharging the nearly $100,000 he owes in back child support. Child support and other domestic support payments are two of the few things that are not discharged in a personal bankruptcy When people file bankruptcy, they need to...
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For many Massachusetts home owners, the risk of foreclosure has been daily concern in this weak economy. Although the foreclosure crisis has slowed in Massachusetts over the last year, many will still face this unpleasant reality in 2013. What many people don’t know is filing for bankruptcy can help stop the threat of foreclosure and...
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Completing a personal bankruptcy checklist prior to filing for bankruptcy can be an overwhelming. Navigating the petition can, however, is made much easier if it’s remembered that the information required in the petition can be divided into several easy-to-understand categories of figures. Assets A debtor’s bankruptcy filing has to list all assets so the extent...
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