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How does discharge work in Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Numerous New Jersey residents struggle to meet their debt obligations. Are you one of them? If so, you more than likely explored various debt relief options available to you. You might find Chapter 7 bankruptcy intriguing since it could provide you with a fresh financial start free from most of your debts, but what does that actually mean?.

How to broach the topic of financial crisis with children

How many times have your children asked for a treat or toy at the store when you've had to say "No" because you barely had enough money for the groceries in your cart? You are certainly not the first parent in Brunswick to face serious financial trouble. The question is: How do you tell your kids? (Or, should you?)

What you believe about bankruptcy may be false

When the mail arrived today, was there another overdue notice? Did you avoid answering the phone because you knew it would be a creditor? How many times have you thought about bankruptcy - anything to get out from under the crushing weight of your debt - only to dismiss it out of fear?

4 common myths about bankruptcy

If you find that you are drowning in debt you can't pay and can't see a way out, bankruptcy may be a valuable option for you to consider to stabilize your financial future. Bankruptcy can provide you with a fresh start and clean slate after things outside of your control have spiraled, dragging you down.

Credit report agency errors can ruin people's credit

Your credit report proves your worthiness for renting a house, buying a car or applying for a business loan. Yet it could be full of errors unless you check it regularly, and if you spot an error, you face a long delay in getting it corrected. If you have credit errors, you have options under the law to restore your credit and peace of mind.

When filing for bankruptcy does age matter?

Filing for bankruptcy is seen by many as something that people do when they are unable to stay in control of their bills, but it's not always that simple. The reasons for filing for bankruptcy can be influenced by a person's age. A younger person's filing often comes as a result of running up too much credit card debt during a time when they did not fully understand credit. A middle age person might file after experiencing unexpected expenses, such as medical bills or home repairs, or after a period of unemployment. Seniors too find themselves considering bankruptcy, and it can be a hard step for many to take. However, it may be the right step, depending on what they have at stake. Here is some information seniors may want to take into account if considering bankruptcy as a debt relief option.

What debts need to be paid in a Chapter 13 repayment plan?

Many people fall behind on their debt payments due to situations beyond their control. If you're facing overwhelming financial difficulties for any reason, you may be able to file for Chapter 13 debt relief. This is different from filing for Chapter 7, which allows for a liquidation of your assets and a discharge of all or most of your debts. Filing for Chapter 13 is a way to restructure your debt, continue to pay it off and perhaps get some relief from certain obligations.

Pros and cons of Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Different types bankruptcy may be appropriate depending on an individual's situation. If you are endlessly stressed about your financial situation and concerned about which debt relief alternative may be the best for you, there are different factors that you should take into consideration before pursuing an option. Chapter 13 bankruptcy, often referred to as the reorganization or wage earners bankruptcy, is when specific assets from an individual are surrendered to pay a debt.

How can I rebuild my credit score after Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision. Many people may suffer financial hardship for a variety of reasons, from costly medical bills to job loss, and can find themselves looking for debt relief through filing bankruptcy. While filing is a freeing in some ways, such as not having to worry about bill collectors calling during dinner, or while you are at work, it can also mean taking a setback to your credit score. Although the thought can seem a bit scary, it isn't the end of the world and it is possible to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy.

How do I qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Special or unforeseen circumstances may leave you unable to pay your debts, and anyone can file for bankruptcy. However, changes made to bankruptcy laws in 2005 require debtors to pass a means test in order to qualify. Because Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges your debts, you must first prove you are unable to pay them by passing a means test.

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