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Contrasting Chapter 13 with Chapter 7

There are many chapters of bankruptcy, which can lead to a lot of confusion about filing. For the sake of personal bankruptcy filings, there are really only two chapters that are common and relevant for most people: Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Most people will end up filing the former rather than the latter, and this is mostly due to the fact that these two chapters have different income requirements.

How the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects you

Imagine that you are in debt to the point that you are keenly aware that your creditors are calling you and mailing you. As a result, you avoid the phone when it rings and you plop your mail down on a table that conveniently stays out of your sight. For lack of a better phrase, you bury your head in the sand about your debt.

Ways to deal with student debt if it overwhelms you

One of the commonly understood aspects about student debt is that it can't be discharged through bankruptcy -- unless there are extreme circumstances involved. As such, this form of debt becomes incredibly important to manage for those who have a student loan. But let's say despite your best efforts, you simply can't keep up with your student loans and the debt starts to overwhelm you. What are you supposed to do without the ability to discharge it through bankruptcy?

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