At its most basic level, bankruptcy is a means for honest, hardworking people to obtain relief from overwhelming debt. Some types of bankruptcy erase most debt altogether, while other types allow people and businesses to restructure their debt so they can make payments to their creditors while still making ends meet.
Bankruptcy is mainly governed by federal law; however, state consumer and commercial laws do carry some influence.
Bankruptcy is a means of obtaining a fresh financial start.
These are the types of bankruptcy that may be filed by consumers and businesses:
- Chapter 7: Often called “straight bankruptcy”, Chapter 7 completely releases you from most of your debts, except for student t loans and child support payments. If you are making payments on a car or home, and you want to keep these assets, you’ll make arrangements with your creditors to keep paying for them.
- Chapter 11: A “reorganization” type of bankruptcy that allows business owners to make payments to creditors while still operating their businesses. This type of bankruptcy may be the best option if your business has significant income and assets.
- Chapter 12: A special type of bankruptcy for farmers and family fishermen. This type of filing is easier and less expensive than Chapter 11, but allows for the reorganization of greater debt amounts than Chapter 13.
- Chapter 13: Often called “wage earner’s bankruptcy”, this type of filing does not erase personal debt; rather, it gives you the chance to make payments to your creditors over a period of time – usually 3-5 years. It allows you to keep your assets while still reducing your debt.
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies may be voluntary (initiated by you), or involuntary (initiated by your creditors).
Every case is different, and we understand that. At Wells Daisley & Rabon, PA we understand that a job loss, a sickness, a separation or divorce, or just a home that has become a little too expensive can cause financial issues that you may think you cannot escape. It is our job to ensure you know what your options are, and how Bankruptcy may be able to help you obtain a fresh financial start. North Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer Stephen Court understands that each individual client’s situation is different, and calls for a different approach. I have the experience and understanding to get you through this process. Each one of my Bankruptcy clients gets an in depth, individual, and thorough financial analysis. I will look at your income, expenses, and assets, and tell you what you can exempt and what can potentially cause issues in a Bankruptcy case. Contact me for an in depth consultation to see if Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the right option or you.
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