Bankruptcy Wipes Out Debts

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You know bankruptcy wipes out debts. But WHEN it does so is very different with Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13. Either way, at the end they are gone.   The main goal of most consumer bankruptcy cases is to get a fresh financial start through writing off debts.  The legal bankruptcy term for write-off is “discharge.” In virtually all successful … Read More

The Chapter 13 Meeting of Creditors

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At the Chapter 13 Meeting of Creditors you, your lawyer, & the trustee discuss your payment plan and any creditor & trustee questions.   The Chapter 13 Payment Plan The core of your Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” case is the payment plan. The plan is a detailed outline of who you will pay, how much, and when. A Chapter … Read More

General Unsecured Debts in Chapter 13

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Under Chapter 13, unlike Chapter 7, you pay your general unsecured debts as much as you can for 3 to 5 years, although often not very much.   Our last blog post was about how Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” deals with “general unsecured debts.” Mostly, they are discharged—legally, permanently written off. There are some exceptions. At the end of the … Read More