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Posts tagged "Chapter 13"

What bankruptcy can and can't do for you

Whatever you think of bankruptcy, you might have a few of the details wrong. It's understandable. We don't tend to give it a lot of thought until the day it matters very much to us. Bankruptcy can be scary because we often don't know someone who's been through the process. Relying on friends for advice won't help, especially if we're too embarrassed to ask.

What to expect at a Chapter 13 bankruptcy meeting with creditors

If you have chosen to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Florida, part of the process is meeting with your creditors, which is called a 341 meeting. The purpose of the meeting is for your bankruptcy trustee and creditors to review your payment plan and financial standing. Knowing what to expect at the meeting can help you better prepare for it. A Florida bankruptcy lawyer can assist you through the entire process of filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, including the meeting, to ensure everything goes as smoothly and fairly as possible.

If I file for Chapter 13, will my car be repossessed?

Not having the money to pay all of your bills or make ends meet can be a scary reality. Unfortunately, it's one thousands of Americans deal with every year. In order to maintain the financial status quo, many people rely on their car or vehicle to get them to and from their job. Without a vehicle, maintaining employment could be extremely challenging if not impossible in certain situations.

Can you have too much debt for Chapter 13?

If you are struggling with overwhelming debt, there are debt relief options available to you, from negotiations and consolidations to completed discharge. What if you earn a decent income? What if you want relief from burdensome debt but don't want to sell your home or give up property to get it?

Can creditors request more after a 13 plan is approved?

You have a good career that gives you a decent income, from either a job or perhaps a small business. However, because of circumstances beyond your control, maybe a lengthy illness, a period of unemployment, or a business downturn, you find that your debts are too big for you to handle on your own.

Loss mitigation: What is it? Who does it benefit?

Since the 2008 housing market crash, the US has seen a tremendous surge in home foreclosures. People could no longer afford their homes for a variety of reasons, often through no fault of their own. While some people had simply gotten in over their heads with their mortgages, others experienced financial hardship due job loss, medical expenses, or other personal disasters.

Chapter 13: are all debts treated the same?

You earn a decent income. You own assets of value. Despite having outstanding loans, you have significant equity in those assets. The problem is that your company has not paid bonuses the last couple of years, you just returned to work due to a serious accident or maybe your wife is battling a serious illness.

Study examines bankruptcy rate among NFL players

Right now, most of the discussion surrounding the National Football League is centered on meticulously dissecting the week one performances of all 32 teams. Prior to that, most of this discussion was centered on preseason play and, of course, all-important predictions for the 2015 season.

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