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Bankruptcy can help debtors hold onto their homes

Debts are burdensome and uncomfortable. When Parker residents receive their monthly credit card bills and see that their balances have ballooned due to interest fees or that an unexpected medical procedure is thousands of dollars more than they anticipated, they may worry about how they will pay their financial obligations. Unpaid debts have a way of festering and growing and not going away until debtors take action.

Medical bills can ruin financial lives

It can take years for a Parker resident to pay off their student loans or save enough money to buy a house. They may hold off on remodeling their residence or buying a new car if they do not feel as though they are financially ready to make such a big expenditure. Many of the big costs that individuals take on throughout their lives are expected and can be planned for, but medical bills that result from emergencies and accidents can be the exception to this general rule.

Talk to a professional before filing for personal bankruptcy

When overwhelming debts begin to influence the decisions that Parker residents make about their finances and futures, it may be time for them to take big steps to remedy their economic woes. There are a number of ways that individuals may seek to improve their financial standing on their own, but when their problems are too big to manage on their own they may need to look into legal options like personal bankruptcy. There are two forms of personal bankruptcy that individuals often use to improve their debt situations: Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

How are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy different?

While some people may believe that bankruptcy is a single process for anyone who wants to pursue it, in reality there are many different bankruptcy options available under the law. Depending upon whether it is a Colorado resident or business that wants to file, as well as their ability to meet the qualifications of their desired bankruptcy path, a person may end up engaging with bankruptcy in a very different way from someone else. This post will discuss two of the most common forms of personal bankruptcy and what makes them different.

Bankruptcy as a tool to help you keep your home

Facing financial obstacles can be scary for anyone, but when a Colorado resident is threatened with an economic crisis that could impact their loved ones, they may be ready to do whatever they can to shield their dependents from harm. This is especially true when that person is subject to foreclosure proceedings that could put their home at risk of being lost. For readers who are not familiar with the topic, foreclosure happens when a lender repossesses a property after the default of a buyer who cannot make their payments.

Different bankruptcy options require different qualifications

Not everyone knows that there are different options for individuals who wish to file for bankruptcy. "Bankruptcy" is actually a set of different legal paths that may allow individuals to relieve themselves of their debts and help them start their financial lives with fewer obligations. Before a Colorado resident throws themselves into the bankruptcy courts, they should be sure they understand the different requirements that they will face for their different bankruptcy options.

Can Colorado residents discharge tax debt through bankruptcy?

When Colorado residents are struggling under unsurmountable debt, they may feel lost and hopeless. However, they do have options, and one of these options may be filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. A bankruptcy filing can discharge many unsecured debts, such as credit card debt. However, not all unsecured debts can be satisfied through the bankruptcy process.

Can you discharge student loan debt through bankruptcy?

As many of our readers in Colorado may know, many people in our nation are struggling under an insurmountable amount of student loan debt. Many factors, including the economy, job markets and skyrocketing tuition prices, have led many people to take out student loans that they are ultimately unable to pay back. Unlike other types of loans, generally, student loan debt cannot be discharged through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, there are always exceptions to the rules, and in very limited circumstances a person may be able to discharge their student loan debt through bankruptcy.

Choosing between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy

The world of bankruptcy law can be confusing, especially if you are already under a great deal of stress due to your precarious financial situation. In the end, most people in Colorado who decide to file for bankruptcy will choose between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, there are some differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy that are worth noting, so you can make an educated decision about which option, if any, is right for you.

Federal student loan bill may interest Coloradans

While a college degree is a valuable asset, obtaining that degree is not usually cheap. Many college students need to take out loans to finance their education. Unfortunately, the costs of a college education have risen significantly in recent years and obtaining a high-paying job upon graduation is not always possible. Therefore, our nation is facing a student debt crisis in which many debtors in Colorado and across the United States are unable to pay back their student loans.

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