If you are referring to a chapter 20 (chapter 7 + chapter 13), then yes it is possible. The BK court doesnt differentiate between the types of debts (i.e. taxes, mortgages, medical debt, or credit cards) so you cannot file a chapter 7 for personal debt, and then expect to be allowed to file a chapter 7 for medical debt soon after.
Yes, you can. If you are current, but struggling with credit card debt, medical debt, or other unsecured debt. If your income is less than the median family income for your state, you can probably file chapter 7. If over that amount, you may have to file a chapter 13. Consult an experienced bankruptcy lawyer in your area.
You can file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, however your debt reorganization plan/ timeline must be formally approved by the court. An individual's debts are not discharged under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but rather, the individual may lower his debt payments to affordable levels. However, if you owe more than $250,000 in unsecured debt and more than $750,000 in secured debt, you cannot reorganize under Chapter 13; you must do so under Chapter 11. To file for Chapter 13, you must have regular income and debts under those levels. When Should I File under Chapter 13?Chapter 13 is recommended if: * You have debts that are not dischargeable in Chapter 7 * You are in default on mortgages or car payments * You have more property than can be exempted under Chapter 7 * You owe taxes or other debts that are not dischargeable in Chapter 7
If the debt was incurred prior to the bankruptcy, then you cannot file a lien and your debt will be dealt with in the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. If the debt was incurred after the bankruptcy, then any action you do take must be approved by filing the appropriate with the bankruptcy court first.
As an unknown individual at the Doney & Associates law firm surmised, "there is no real Chapter 20, but we bankruptcy attorneys amuse ourselves by proving that we can add." A Chapter 20 is when you file a Chapter 13 right after a Chapter 7. One reason some people do this is because you cannot stop a home foreclosure with a Chapter 7, but you cannot file a Chapter 13 if your unsecured debt exceeds a certain dollar amount. So, if someone's home is being foreclosed but their unsecured debt amount exceeds the limit for a Chapter 13, those persons may file a Chapter 7 and wipe out the unsecured debt, then file a Chapter 13 and stop the home foreclosure. Some Courts frown on Chapter 20's since they see it as an unfair manipulation of the bankruptcy code.
The type of bankruptcy that you file all depends upon your personal case. If you have little in the way of assets and a lot of unsecured debt, then Chapter 7 is likely going to be the Chapter to file. If you are trying to save a home from foreclosure or reorganize other types of debt, then Chapter 13 would be your best choice. Consult with an attorney to make certain you are filing the proper Chapter for your particular case.
Yes. Married people can file individually. The marriage actually has nothing to do with it though. If you filed, no matter what, you can't file chapter 7 again for 8 years, provided you received a discharge. He can file anytime he wants. If you have any joint debt, you may want to consider Chapter 13. Take a look at it. You can file a chapter 13, just not a chapter 7.
There is no minimum debt you must have to file for bankruptcy. However, if your debt is too low in relation to your income or assets, you will either have to repay the debt in full (if you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy) or the case trustee may ask the court to dismiss your case for bad faith (if you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy). For more information on the bankruptcy process, please click the link below. The above is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
That depends on your situation. If you have filed but not received discharge of debt, then you may refile immediately. If you filed for chapter 7 and received discharge of debt, then you can file eight years after discharge date for chapter 7. If filed under chapter 13 and received discharge of debt, can refile after two years for same chapter 13. http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/what-we-do/get-help-filing-for-bankruptcy/ If the first bankruptcy, C. 7, was dismissed for cause, you have to wait 180 days before refiling. If you file a C. 7 and get a discharge, you can file a C, 13 immediately after the 7 is closed, called a "Chapter 20" by bankruptcy lawyers who know what they are talking about.
You have to file all the required documents. In those documents, you have to disclose all your assets and their values and all your debts, as well as your income and expenses. You have to file the means test. You have to file the certificate of debt counseling from a debt counseling entity approved by the U. S. Trustee. You have to file a Statement of Intention regarding any asset that is subject to a purchase-money or security agreement. If you are thinking you can just file bankruptcy for one debt, that is illegal unless it is the only debt you have.
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