A bankruptcy covers the debts that exist as of the time your case is filed, not future debts. So how do you know when to file your case?
If you can’t or won’t pay a co-signed debt, or pay a co-signer, you need to protect yourself from that debt and from your co-signer.
Don’t be afraid to file bankruptcy because of how it would affect a co-signer. Your bankruptcy often actually helps that co-signer.
If you have a power of attorney over someone’s assets, or any similar power, those assets are not affected by your bankruptcy case.
You hear in bankruptcy about the “trustee,” and maybe about the “U.S. Trustee.” They’re clearly easy to confuse. Who’s the U.S. Trustee?
Sometimes life simply dishes out some bad luck. A bad car accident. A serious illness. Bankruptcy turns these lemons of life into lemonade.
One example how debts from a vehicle accident, involving possible drunk driving, are handled in bankruptcy.
For a debt to be secured, the creditor has to go through the right legal steps. Otherwise you don’t have to pay the debt.
This 4th of July make your move towards financial freedom. Get informed. You’ll feel tons better once you know your options.
When is it moral to break your promises to pay your debts?
Gift-giving, or selling for much less than actual value, can cause problems ahead of bankruptcy, but only if it’s a large gift.
Filing bankruptcy in December instead of January can make the difference between qualifying for Chapter 7 or being forced into Chapter 13.
Doing what you believe is the right thing can backfire, if you pay a special creditor before you file bankruptcy.
Give both you, AND your assets, a fresh financial start.
Decisions that seem to make sense at the time can end up being against your best interest. Hereâs what to look out for.