Chapter 13 Bankruptcy caters to individuals/families in financial hardship, somewhat different than those in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It's designed to help them reorganize their debts into a manageable payment plan. Debtors filing for Chapter 13 protection typically have a steady source of income, and attorney John A. Foscato
will work as a liaison between them, their creditors, and the court to arrive upon a restructured payment plan for a portion of their debt over a three to five year period, during which time, they are protected from wage garnishment, lawsuits
and other creditor collection actions.
Chapter 13 can:
Because Chapter 13 Bankruptcy involves the court and your personal commitment to a payment arrangement, it is the ideal way to get relief from overwhelming debt without losing your assets, such as your house or car. Once your Chapter 13 petition is filed, any creditor action against you, your property and even any co-signers involved is automatically halted. Individuals with businesses are also protected and can continue to operate.
We’ve all heard of large corporations, such as airlines, declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which allows the business time to restructure internally and make changes that will put it back on the road to fiscal health and re-emerge, rather than close its doors. Similarly, Chapter 13 gives you the chance for some much-needed breathing room while still honoring some of your debts and holding on to your assets.
For many individuals who are in serious need of financial relief but who are not willing to risk their homes, automobiles or other secured collateral, Chapter 13 is often the best option.
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and get on the road to relief!