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Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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Many people think only in terms of one type of personal or consumer bankruptcy, not realizing that there are a range of legal debt relief options available. Even then, bankruptcy is not well understood, and many common beliefs are based on myths and misconceptions.

Is Credit Card Debt the Problem? Do You Have Property to Protect?

There are two very common forms of personal bankruptcy, fulfilling the needs of diverse filers with a range of debt problems and personal circumstances:

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most straightforward form of debt relief available, often leading to the discharge of most or all credit card balances and other unsecured debts — but it is limited in its power to protect property and eligibility is dependent on your income.
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows for discharge of some debts and the formation of a trustee-approved, 36- to 60-month payment plan to catch up on and pay others — often enabling people to stop foreclosure or protect otherwise non-exempt property.

Not everyone can file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and the flexibility provided by Chapter 13 is essential to many people's asset protection goals. People struggling with various types of debt other than credit cards — such as mortgage payments, tax debt, past-due child support, student loans and more — often find a viable solution in a Chapter 13 filing.

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The right form of personal bankruptcy for you will depend on your specific problems and goals. At Redman Ludwig, P.C., we take the time to hear our clients out and answer all questions. We want our services to mark the beginning of a brighter, more stable future for you — and we have decades of focused experience making that happen for all kinds of people across Central Indiana.

To discuss issues surrounding Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 bankruptcy and other debt relief issues, contact our attorneys anytime. We offer a free telephone consultation to begin exploring options and solutions.

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