Bankruptcy Basics: Filing for Chapter 13

Bankruptcy Basics: Filing for Chapter 13

Chapter 13 is sometimes called the “wage earners” or “reorganization” bankruptcy. It is designed primarily for people with a regular income who may have fallen behind on their debt payments, and people who do not qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy. In chapter 13, individuals work with a credit counselor and their attorney to develop a

Making a Fresh Start with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Making a Fresh Start with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is sometimes called the “fresh start” bankruptcy. The goal in filing for chapter 7 is to provide a clean slate for a debtor, allowing them to retain much of their property and receive a “discharge” that erases most of their debts. It is designed to help lower income wage earners (individuals, married