Options when payor cannot afford chapter 13 and too soon for chapter 7?

Good question. It is always a good idea to be fully aware of the bankruptcy system and the effect it will have on your life before filing. Filing for bankruptcy is the best remedy for many debt problems. However, there are other courses of action that may be better in certain situations, allowing you to avoid bankruptcy completely. One benefit of hiring a bankruptcy attorney is that doing so might actually help keep you out of bankruptcy court.