When in deep financial trouble, a Texas resident's primary concern is the possibility of losing their valuable assets such as a home, vehicle, real estate or other such significant assets should they file for bankruptcy. Additionally, the social stigma associated with bankruptcy can be quite distressing. However, if that person still has a steady source of income, he or she can avoid foreclosure, repossession or loss of other assets by filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Most Texans want to have enough money saved in their retirement accounts before they retire. But financial insecurity can lead to an inability to budget and save for a time when a person may not be able to earn. Unfortunately, it seems that many more people nowadays may not be able to save for their retirement due to various financial challenges.
It may seem almost impossible for a person to live without debt. Many people own credit cards and hence have some debt. Many Texans try to pay their debts as quickly as possible, but for some it may prove very difficult to be debt free.
A federal program that helped around 1.2 million homeowners struggling with their mortgages is set to expire this year.
Just like any other major financial maneuver, declaring personal bankruptcy is a decision that should be evaluated carefully. However, people may get to the point that they simply need a strategy to get out of debt. For those who qualify, Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be the right option.