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How to File Chapter 7 & 13

Bankruptcy Can Eliminate Debt



What Are My Legal Debt Relief Options?

There are two basic types of personal bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

  • Chapter 13 (debt reorganization) has helped millions avoid foreclosure on their home, cars, and other property while catching up on past due balances.
  • Chapter 7 (debt elimination) has helped millions eliminate unsecured debts, such as credit card debt and medical bills.

Regain financial independence and put an end to harassment from creditors.

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 take entirely different approaches at dealing with debt. Talk to a local attorney about how bankruptcy might help you. Get answers to your questions today.

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What is The Automatic Stay

Bankruptcy may provide immediate relief from creditor harassment. In most cases, when a person files Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the court issues an automatic stay order, which prohibits any further collection action by creditors.

The automatic stay was designed to:

  • STOP Foreclosure & Repossession
  • HALT Many Lawsuits, Wage Garnishments
  • SILENCE Creditors (no more harassing phone calls, letters, etc.)

Silence Your Creditors

Millions of Americans have sought debt protection that is provided by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Bankruptcy often provides relief to those who’ve been affected by divorce, job loss, identity theft, excessive medical debt, disability or to those who’ve had a hard time juggling high interest rates and late fees.


When combined with job loss, a medical emergency, or a recent reduction in hours, debt can over become too much to overcome. You may not have been able to control the factors that left you in debt, but you can take control now.

Ask a local lawyer about how the laws may be able to work for you.

Personal Bankruptcy Requirements

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced new state median income levels for debtors taking the Chapter 7 means test.

One requirement when filing is the means test: an assessment of income, assets and debts, based on state and family size.

Debtors who pass the means test generally may file Chapter 7 for a debt discharge. Debtors who do not pass may be able to file Chapter 13 for a debt repayment plan.

Life After Filing

If you’re considering filing bankruptcy as a solution to your debt, you likely have questions about what happens after. Many wonder about the effects on their:

  • Credit and credit score
  • Job and employment options
  • Ability to buy a home or rent an apartment
  • Family and lifestyle
  • Ability to take out new loans and lines of credit

Learn all about life after bankruptcy and find out how these issues may affect you.

Learn More – Talk to a Lawyer Today

Learn more about the options available to you under U.S. Bankruptcy Code—connect with a local attorney today. Call us at 877-833-2410 or simply fill out our free bankruptcy case evaluation form to speak with a local lawyer who can evaluate your case.