LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK?
CHAPTER 7 MIGHT BE FOR YOU.
Chapter 7 or ‘liquidation’ bankruptcy, is a form of bankruptcy in which you eliminate most ‘unsecured’ debt like credit cards, medical bills, cash advances, old cellular phone bills, and, in some cases, even income taxes. While you can lose property by filing a Chapter 7, if you don’t have the type or value of assets, your possessions will be safe. Do you qualify? Imagine for a moment that all your credit card, student loans and medical bills have disappeared. What would be left over at the end of the month? Is it less than $200? Would you barely be making it? If so, Chapter 7 is probably the best course of action.
Discharge (or the clearing of your debts) takes place within about 4 months of filing, and there is typically only one court hearing, called a 341 Meeting of Creditors, where you will be called to testify as to your identity, and the nature/type of assets. The 341 seems stressful, but with our firm, it is usually quick and low stress.
Chapter 7 is a low cost, one-time payment. After you pay, we can file your case and you typically won’t be required to pay for anything else. Chapter 7 is a quick and easy to way to eliminate most types of debts. While student loans, recent tax debt and fraudulently incurred debts are not included, Chapter 7 can give you the fresh start you need.
Do you have any assets like a house with more than $30,000 in equity? Do you have recent tax debt? Have you filed a Chapter 7 in the past 8 years? If so, Chapter 13 may be the best course of action so you are protected from unnecessary litigation or worse: losing your property. Contact us today to go over your options in detail so we can protect your property!