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Using Chapter 13 for certain small businesses

As our blog has discussed on previous occasions, business owners in Texas have several options should they run in to financial trouble. Businesses of significant sizes may be able to take advantage of a Chapter 11 filing, which is primarily designed so that troubled businesses are able to re-organize their affairs.

If facing foreclosure, how can a Chapter 13 bankruptcy help me?

While any sort of financial trouble can be scary for a Tyler resident, it is particularly hard on a family when they fall behind on their house payment. After all, becoming delinquent on a home loan usually means that the family will wind up in foreclosure and have the real possibility of losing their family home.

Guiding you through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing

Dealing with financial problems is anything but easy for Texas residents to confront. However, doing so is often necessary for those seeking to eliminate their debt and obtain a fresh financial start. Bankruptcy can offer a real solution for those dealing with major debt problems, but not all bankruptcy filings are the same. Based on a person's current situation and future goals, one type of bankruptcy may be more beneficial than others. Additionally, a debtor may only qualify for one type of bankruptcy filing.

Debt-related anxiety affects nearly half of Americans

If you're stressed out about debt, you're not alone. In fact, a recent study found that 45% of Americans report feeling anxious about debt at least once a month. Another 20% of those individuals feel physically sick at least once a month thanks to debt fears. This anxiety can be crippling, affecting nearly every aspect of an individual's life.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy exemptions

Many Texans who are struggling with debt make too much to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. As a result, these individuals may need to turn to Chapter 13 bankruptcy to find debt relief. This type of bankruptcy allows an individual to eliminate some debts after successfully adhering to a payment plan for a specified period of time. But how does a bankruptcy court determine how much a Chapter 13 filer must repay under his or her bankruptcy plan?

Confirming the Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan

Living with debt can feel overwhelming and endless. One may feel like he or she will never find financial relief, but filing for bankruptcy could be the answer. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is centered on a repayment plan that, overtime, seeks to repay creditors as fully as possible. However, many individuals who successfully pursue Chapter 13 have a significant number of debts discharged once their repayment plans are completed. While this is great for a debtor, it can be terrible for creditors. As a result, they often have an interest in the terms of a debtors repayment plan. To ensure that the process and the bankruptcy plan is fair, it must be confirmed by a court of law.

Stop home foreclosure with Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Many Texans work hard to keep a roof over their head. Yet, it doesn't take much for the financial strains to make it challenging to pay bills to maintain that housing. Although Texans who rent can always finish up their lease and move to a cheaper living arrangement, homeowners can't simply walk away from their mortgage without serious financial consequences. As a result, many Texans who fall on hard financial times find themselves struggling to stay current on their mortgage. When they fall several months behind on their payment, they may face foreclosure.

The duties required of a debtor under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be a sound way to resolve debt issues. In the case of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, it can allow a debtor to liquidate assets in exchange for writing off some debt. Chapter 13, on the other hand, allows a debtor to keep his or her assets and shed unsecured debt if a payment plan is adhered to over the course of three to five years. This process isn't automatic, of course, so debtors need to be prepared to take the action needed to meet all of the requirements for a successful bankruptcy process. Let's take a look at the debtor's obligations during the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.

Some of the major requirements to file for Chapter 13

Bankruptcy can be a very real process through which Texans can obtain relief from overwhelming financial obligations. Whether an individual seeks bankruptcy through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the bankruptcy code, an individual must meet certain federal requirements before relief can be granted. Those who fail to do so can wind up having their bankruptcy petition denied, meaning that they will then be forced to continue to struggle with their financial predicament for some time to come.

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