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Are there any drawbacks of Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

There are many good reasons to consider Chapter 13 bankruptcy, including the ability to catch up on your debt over the course of your repayment plan. While it's easy to focus on the benefits of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing, you should also learn more about some of the potential drawbacks.

Some creditor behaviors may be considered to be harassing

If you have delinquent debts, then you've likely received your fair share of harassing calls from collection agencies. What you may not be aware of is that there's a limit to how a debt collector can engage with you. If their interaction with you goes beyond a certain point, then they may be violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

How do you create and submit a repayment plan?

We've talked about Chapter 13 bankruptcy on this blog numerous times, and when we do we always mention the repayment plan that is involved with the process. This is the signature characteristic of the Chapter 13 filing, allowing the bankrupt individual to reorganize his or her debts and repay his or her creditors in a more nuanced and easier fashion.

Chapter 13 repayment plans can be beneficial

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is one of the two most common forms of personal bankruptcy. Many people use Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This forms requires a means test to be passed. If you earn too much then you won't qualify for Chapter 7. Chapter 13 is a great option for those who are looking to repay their debts under a new payment plan, and/or for those who are looking to protect significant assets from the bankruptcy process.

The good and the bad of Chapter 13

As with any form of bankruptcy, Chapter 13 has numerous positive and negative aspects to it. The filer needs to qualify for Chapter 13 first, which has strict income rules, but if you do qualify for Chapter 13 and the repayment plan that it offers, it could make it much easier for you to achieve some financial balance in your life in the future.

How are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies different?

There are two common forms of personal bankruptcy that many people have heard of, but they may not know the differences between them. Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are critical tools that people can utilize to get out from underneath their debt. But what does it mean to file for either form of bankruptcy, and why would someone choose one form over the other?

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