The difference between Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 11 bankruptcy is what happens to a party during the process. Parties undergoing chapter 7 bankruptcy must sell of their assets in an attempt to pay off dept. Chapter 11 allows for one to attempt to maintain their assets. During chapter 11 bankruptcy the party must negotiate with creditors to stay afloat.
Yes, temporarily. Filing for bankruptcy protects your from collection actions taken by your creditors, including foreclosure during the proceedings.
Bankruptcy is a legal tool individuals and companies use when they are no longer able to repay debits. In the United States their are two sorts of personal bankruptcy. 1) Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, or reorganization Bankruptcy lets an individual work with their creditors to pay back debts without the threat of foreclosure or harassment. This lets someone do the right thing and pay people back. 2) Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a more extreme step. During Chapter 7 one continues to make essential payments while paying nothing to other creditors. Next, all assets are liquidated and distributed to creditors.
Personal bankruptcy can do two things. 1) Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, or reorganization Bankruptcy lets an individual work with their creditors to pay back debts without the threat of foreclosure or harassment. This lets someone do the right thing and pay people back. 2) Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a more extreme step. During Chapter 7 one continues to make essential payments while paying nothing to other creditors. Next, all assets are liquidated and distributed to creditors. Bankruptcy is the really last resort and only you know whether you go to this route. I have filed bankruptcy and it worked well because of the help from the financial advices. http://freshstartsolutions.com.au/bankruptcy/ It is really important to seek an advice before making decisions.
You can switch jobs at any time during bankruptcy. The tax returns for the previous year are usually used when figuring income in bankruptcy. It is doubtful the new income would be a factor.
It depends on how the home purchase will impact your creditors. If you you payment will be doing up, then you will have less money paid to your creditors under the Chapter 13 plan. On the other hand, you might get approval if the purchase won't lower the amount of money creditors would receive under the plan.
No. Educational loans will remain with your during and after the bankruptcy is completed. This holds true regardless of whether you decide to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
No, the creditors can't take the South America property. But, the Bankruptcy trustee can. The only exemption for real property is a homestead exemption and obviously your homestead cannot be in South America if you are filing bankruptcy in the US. So this property would be taken by the trustee and liquidated to pay your creditors. Directly the creditors can't take the property. Failing to list this property (Hey, it is in South America, how will they know????") can lead to charges of Bankruptcy fraud if found out. It is possible that the trustee would allow you to make a monetary offer to keep the property, especially as selling a foreign property is not easy. You would have to provide a valuation of the property proving the value to the trustee.
While participating in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, no major financial transactions are allowed w/o the permisson of the bankruptcy trustee.
In most cases you will not lose your home during your bankruptcy case as long as your equity in the property is fully exempt. Even if your property is not fully exempt, you will be able to keep it, if you pay its non-exempt value to creditors in chapter 13.
NO collection activity may occur legally during bankruptcy proceedings.