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Exemptions can protect your home and car during bankruptcy

Bankruptcy comes with a lot of unknowns, and for people who are going through the process for the first time, they will understandably wonder if their assets are at stake during the bankruptcy. In some cases, your assets may be at risk. Usually smaller assets will be liquidated during bankruptcy. However, under Louisiana law, you are able to make certain assets exempt during the bankruptcy process. Your home and car are two of the big examples in this regard.

When to consider filing for bankruptcy

If you are like a multitude of other Americans, the day may come when you find yourself facing overwhelming debt and begin asking yourself whether filing for bankruptcy could provide you with some sense of relief. You may, too, like many others, feel hesitation in taking the next step, whether because you feel there is a stigma attached to filing, or for another reason entirely.

Be wary of debt consolidation scams

Carrying debt will do funny things to your mind. People who would normally make calm, rational decisions starting making rash choices in an effort to eliminate the debt from their lives. Many people are like this, and they don't deserve ridicule for it because debt truly is a powerful, stressful force on a person's life. It is why you see so many television ads and hear so many radio ads by payday loan companies and debt consolidation businesses. These companies prey on the anxiety of people who are in debt.

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy grants you many benefits

One of the terrible things about debt is that it can lead to many people falling into an endless spiral. It makes people desperate, and they may choose to take certain actions that only make their situation worse. A perfect example of this is when someone is in debt and they start accumulating (and using) credit cards in an effort to get out of debt. But in the end, they just make their unfortunate situation even worse.

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