Student Loans in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

By Jeffrey Kelly | October 4, 2018
Student Loans in Chapter 13

Today, student loans are one of the most crippling debts that college graduates have accrued. Often, it’s not the amount of the original loan that causes difficulty with repayment but the punishing interest rate on the loan combined with stagnant wages. Recent reports show that it’s not just students who face student loan difficulties. Parents …

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How is the Chapter 7 Trustee Paid?

By Jeffrey Kelly | September 27, 2018
Chapter 7 Trustee

Chapter 7 is just one of the options available when dealing with bankruptcy. In comparison to a Chapter 13, a filer under a Chapter 7 bankruptcy does not create a plan of repayment. It is often referred to as a straight bankruptcy because it does not require additional steps. In a sense, it gives the …

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What Property Will I Lose in Bankruptcy?

By Jeffrey Kelly | September 24, 2018
Property Loses in Bankruptcy

The major factor that plays a role in what property you may lose when filing for Bankruptcy, is the type of bankruptcy you file: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. If you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may lose some property and personal belongings that are not exempt. In short, you will lose property you cannot …

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How long does Bankruptcy stay on your Credit Report?

By Jeffrey Kelly | September 22, 2018
Credit Report

Filing for bankruptcy can be both terrifying and liberating. Many people fear that negative information reported to the three credit bureaus will outweigh the immediate benefits of debt relief. Although bankruptcies may appear for up to 10 years on your credit report, it is possible to make significant steps to rebuild your credit in the …

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What Is a Bankruptcy Discharge?

By Jeffrey Kelly | September 14, 2018
Bankruptcy Discharge

A bankruptcy discharge is an action taken by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts to forgive an individual from his or her debt. Discharged debt is the debt you do not have to repay. There are many types of debt you can discharge, however, there are consequences to doing so. Individuals who file Chapter 7 bankruptcy or …

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Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions

By Jeffrey Kelly | September 13, 2018
Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions

Bankruptcy is a powerful tool under federal law that lets families and individuals get back on their feet after dealing with debt. Many people assume that, in order to get this fresh start, they need to give up everything they own, down to the last penny. Fortunately, this is not true. While bankruptcy is governed …

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