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What I Should Know About Bankruptcy

August 21, 2009

What bankruptcy can do for you

When filing for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy you get immediate protection from creditors against collection efforts against liens on your assets or paycheck. A creditor is considered anyone you owe money to whether it be a credit card debt or a judgment from a civil law suit.

If you file for a Chapter 7 your debts are discharged and you are no longer obligated to pay the debts. In a Chapter 13 case you will have the opportunity to set up a payment plan that can last 3-5 years. Debtors who want to save their home or have IRS debts typically file for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. This type of bankruptcy will freeze a foreclosure and relieve an individual of liens on their paycheck or bank account.

What bankruptcy can do for you

Unfortunately, even bankruptcy cannot absolve you of the following debts:

  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Fines resulting from criminal cases

Student loans and IRS debts are usually not discharged but can be under specific and limited circumstances.

For a free bankruptcy consultation and to receive information on what bankruptcy can do for you, contact bankruptcy law firm, Fears | Nachawati, by calling our toll free hotline at 1.866.705.7584 or by e-mailing us at


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