For many individuals who do not qualify or have debt relief needs that cannot be addressed by Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 is an effective route. Chapter 13 bankruptcy provides debtors the freedom they need to pay back some or all of their debts over an extended period of time. By establishing a repayment plan that is tied to what you can afford, a successful Chapter 13 filing can relieve much of the stress and burden of overwhelming debt.
Filing for bankruptcy is your right under the law, not a failure. Talk to one of our Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyers or contact us online to find out how we can help you get a fresh start through Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Arizona. Your initial consultation is free.
Also known as “debt reorganization” or “wage earner’s bankruptcy,” Chapter 13 is a more complicated and time-consuming process than Chapter 7 bankruptcy. For various reasons, however, chapter 7 bankruptcy is not for everyone. For those who do not qualify because their income or assets exceed eligibility requirements, those who have filed for Chapter 7 in the past eight years, or those who have tax debt issues or defaults that cannot be cured through Chapter 7, Chapter 13 may be the right solution. In this form of bankruptcy, you repay all or some of your debt over three to five years, and it protects your home and car from foreclosure and repossession.
In addition, Chapter 13 offers advantages that Chapter 7 does not. You can cure delinquent mortgage amounts over time, as long as you continue to make repayments in a timely fashion. It allows you to reschedule other secured debts, such as a car loan, stretching them out over an extended period. In addition, Chapter 13 provides protections to third parties who are jointly liable for consumer debts, such as co-signers on a loan.
Chapter 13 is essentially a debt consolidation process. After your reorganization plan is approved by the bankruptcy court, you will make payments to the bankruptcy trustee, who will then distribute those payments to your individual creditors. At the successful conclusion of the repayment plan, the remaining debt is discharged.
As with Chapter 7, once we file your Chapter 13 petition, an automatic stay will take effect, ending virtually all creditor harassment.
We are committed to helping our clients understand their rights and options under bankruptcy law and developing the debt relief solution that makes the most sense for each individual. We invite you to call (602) 888-2188 or contact our Arizona office to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer. Call us at (602) 888-2188or contact us online to schedule an appointment to find out how we can help you and your Arizona business.
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Filing for bankruptcy isn’t the right solution for everyone. The determination of whether or not bankruptcy is an appropriate debt relief solution for your will be made based on a number of factors including the type and total level of your debt. Use this form to schedule an appointment with one of our bankruptcy attorneys. The consultation is completely free and there is no obligation.