Chapter 13 Bankruptcy… What is it ?

Posted on June 30, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is designed for individuals with a regular and stable source of income who are temporarily unable to pay their debts but who desire to use their best efforts and good faith to pay them in installments over a period of time subject to the protections afforded by the Chapter 13 bankruptcy rules.  You are only eligible for Chapter 13 bankruptcy if your debts do not exceed certain dollar amounts set forth in the bankruptcy code.

Under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must file a plan with Court to repay your creditors all or part of the money that you owe them, using your future earnings or by the disposition and/or abandonment of certain collateral such as land and motor vehicles.  You are protected from your creditors in most cases upon the filing of your plan which must be approved by the Court before it can take effect.

Also, under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, unlike Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may keep all of your property, both exempt and non-exempt, as long as you continue to make payments under the plan.  After completion of payments under the plan, your debts are discharged except for any domestic support obligations, student loans, and certain taxes, among others.

For more information about Chapter 13 bankruptcy, contact the office of John Rogers, Attorney at Law, at johnrogers@glasgow-ky.com  or toll free at 1-888-651-9353 or visit our website at www.bankruptcy.ky  .

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