When the following conditions exist, filing Chapter 7 may be your best bankruptcy option:
- You cannot pay your debts.
- Your creditors are pestering you or threatening to sue you.
- All of your assets are exempt.
- If you want to keep property securing a debt (house, car, etc.) you are current with the payments.
Chapter 13 could be your best bankruptcy option, especially if you—
- Are behind on your mortgage payments
- Own non-exempt assets you want to keep
- Owe the IRS for taxes and want to set up a payment plan
- Do not qualify for Chapter 7 due to too much income
For a more thorough comparison analysis, see this chart from the American Bar Association.
The best way to evaluate your personal situation is to contact me for a free, initial consultation.
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