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5 Reasons To File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

reasons to file Chapter 13 bankruptcyLast week we discussed the benefits of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. While it has some pros, it’s not always the right fit for everybody. That’s when you look at Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Today we’re going to explore five main reasons why people choose to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

1. Stop Foreclosures, Repossessions and Garnishments

The second you file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, banks and other creditors have to cease their collection efforts. That means that they can no longer foreclose on your house or repossess your vehicle.

This halt in collections can be stopped for the entire duration of the case, which can last as long as five years, whereas with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the creditors must only stop for a few months.


By |2013-05-16T08:19:24-05:00May 16th, 2013|Bankruptcy, Debt, Personal Finance, Repossession|

Busting Two Myths About Repossession

repossessionRepossession is not a fun thing. Losing your car, truck, motorcycle or boat can be embarrassing and inconvenient.

But just like anything in life that people hope to avoid, there are a few misconceptions that the general pubic has about the process of repossession.

If you find one of your vehicles in danger of being repossessed, the best weapon is knowledge. With that, you will be able to make informed decisions.

Repossession Myth #1: My vehicle can’t be repossessed until I’m at least 2 months behind on payments.

This is absolutely untrue. While bill collectors generally wait until at two or three months worth of missed payments, they can take your vehicle away if one payment is one day late.


By |2012-04-25T08:00:38-05:00April 25th, 2012|Bankruptcy, Debt, Personal Finance, Repossession|
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