Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Halt Foreclosure

One of the leading causes of filing for bankruptcy is the inability to repay a mortgage, or falling behind on a mortgage and not being able to catch it back up. Filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy imposes the Automatic Stay (the “Stay”) against all creditors, including a mortgage company who is instituting a foreclosure proceeding. In…

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What Do Each Of The Bankruptcy Chapter Numbers Mean?

Bankruptcy is governed only by federal law. The federal laws of the United States are “codified” within books of various groups, almost like volumes, with each volume receiving a numerical title. For example, Veterans Benefits are addressed in Title 38 of the U.S. Code whereas Title 17 addresses Copyrights. Bankruptcy is found in Title 11…

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Differences Between Personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies each have their own advantages and disadvantages. However the main difference between chapter 7 bankruptcy and chapter 13 bankruptcy for an individual or a couple is usually about the retention of property. The most common question asked is, “Will I get to keep my house” although some wish to…

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The History of Bankruptcy

In ancient times, relief from debt was unknown. The exception was within the Old Testament nation of Israel in which, every seventh year, debts were absolved regardless of the amount (Deut. 15). Until the last century, in most every culture, an indebted individual faced enslavement, often for life, or imprisonment until the debt was paid.…

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Bankruptcy Glossary

Assets All tangible and intangible property that provides benefit, either real or potential, to its owner or potential owner. Bankruptcy A petition to place the financial affairs of an individual or a business that is having difficulties paying debts or is facing the inability to repay certain debts under the control of a bankruptcy court.…

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