Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Options in Chicago
There are several types of Bankruptcy options but most individuals either qualify to file a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Other options include but are not limited to negotiation with creditors and debt counseling/consolidation.
In order to decide on whether to file for bankruptcy or not you must remember bad things do happen to good people. In these horrendous economic times many people are now in a positions were they can no longer pay their bills. The bankruptcy laws were designed to help people get relief from their debt and start a bright new promising financial future.
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A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can completely wipe out your debt if you meet certain requirements as set forth in the United States Bankruptcy Code.
CHAPTER 7 CAN IN MOST CASES ELIMINATE:
- CREDIT CARD DEBT
- MEDICAL BILLS
- UTILITY BILLS
- PAYDAY LOANS
- PERSONAL LOANS
- CIVIL JUDGEMENTS
- CAR REPOSSESSIONS
In most Chapter 7 cases you can still keep your house and your car and personal possessions!
CHAPTER 7 WILL STOP:
- WAGE GARNISHMENT
- DRIVERS LICENCE SUSPENSION FOR PARKING TICKETS AND ACCIDENT CLAIMS
- HARASSING CREDITOR PHONE CALLS
- CREDITORS LAWSUITS AGAINST YOU
- UTILITY SHUT OFF SO YOU CAN REESTABLISH SERVICE
- A FREEZE ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
- CERTAIN TAX DEBTS
CHAPTER 7 WILL NOT ELIMINATE:
- CAR LOANS AND MORTGAGES IF YOU WISH TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE AND CAR.
- TAX DEBTS, UNLESS THE TAX DEBT IS OVER 3 YEARS OLD FROM THE TIME IT WAS DUE
- STUDENT LOANS UNLESS YOU CAN SHOW EXTREME HARDSHIP
- PARKING TICKETS
A Chapter 13 is basically a court ordered type of debt consolidation and repayment program. All your debt is in essence consolidated into one debt. .Penalties and interest charges from your debts can be eliminated in a lot of circumstances. If your Chapter 13 plan gets approved you will only be making one monthly payment to the court appointed trustee for a typical period of 3 to 5 years. You can choose to pay this plan off sooner without and fines or penalties.
A CHAPTER 13 CAN STOP:
- CAR REPOSSESSIONS
- PENDING FORECLOSURES
- IRS SEIZURES TAX REFUNDS
A Chapter 13 can address debts that cannot be discharged in a Chapter 7 including parking tickets, student loans and recent tax debts.
Other options include negotiations with creditors to reduce debt, counseling on debt elimination and assisting and advising clients on developing a plan to reestablish or fix their credit.
The material presented herein are not to be considered legal advice but are intended for informational purposes only.
Attorney Christina Scelsa will provide you with a free consultation. Call her at (773) 286-1228.