Save your Home from Foreclosure

Are you on the verge of losing your home to foreclosure? Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers homeowners some advantages and in most instances, chapter 13 bankruptcy can save your home from foreclosure. Under chapter 13, you are allowed to “stay” foreclosure proceedings and present a three (3) to five (5) year repayment plan to the court that will satisfy any default amounts owed to your mortgage company. If you continue to make your bankruptcy plan payments as agreed, your mortgage can be restored to its pre-default status. However, if you fail to make the bankruptcy plan payments as agreed, the mortgage …

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Must I Include My Spouse in my Bankruptcy?

More often than not, married debtors file a joint bankruptcy petition. This is usually when the debt of both spouses is substantial enough to warrant a joint bankruptcy filing. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes we encounter a situation where one spouse is overwhelmed with debt, while the other spouse is not. In these instances, it may be necessary for only one spouse to file a chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy petition. Although the non-filing spouse is not included in the bankruptcy petition, per se, their income is taken into consideration when determining the filing spouse’s eligibility to …

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Can I Discharge Consolidated Debts?

Yes. If you are making payments to creditors under a debt consolidation plan, you still owe the debt until you have paid it in full. Thus, you can include your consolidated debts in your bankruptcy, and they will be discharged, assuming they are dischargeable on all levels.

Are Credit Cards Forcing Some to Bankruptcy?

The short answer to this question is “Yes.” Many of today’s bankruptcy filings result from significant credit card debt. Given the state of the economy and recent layoffs, consumers are finding it difficult to make the minimum payments on their credit card accounts. The problem does not end there. In many instances, when consumers default on their credit card agreements their interest rate increases significantly, which also increases the total owed and minimum payment due. If you are having a difficult time paying your minimum credit card bills, you are not alone. You should consult a debt relief lawyer before …

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