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Chapter 7
With Chapter 7 bankruptcy, an individual's or business' assets will be liquidated.

Chapter 11
Chapter 11 is utilized by large businesses, corporations, or organizations that desire to restructure their debt.

Chapter 13
Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often referred to as the wage earner's plan, and this bankruptcy chapter involves a restructuring of debts.

Credit Repair
When an individual's credit report contains incorrect information, the individual should contact credit repair attorneys for assistance.

Debt Relief
Debt relief occurs when individuals receive either partial or complete forgiveness of the debts they currently owe.

Filing for Bankruptcy
An attorney can evaluate your situation as well as your finances and assets to help you determine if filing bankruptcy will be advantageous.


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Gaining a better understanding of bankruptcy will help individuals make a more informed decision in regard to their debt relief options and will assist them in determining whether bankruptcy will be right for them.

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 is a proceeding for bankruptcy liquidation. The one filing for Chapter 7 turns all assets to their trustee lawyer who then converts it to money this way the trustee can go ahead and pay the creditors. This way the debtor gets all their debts taken care of, and released from any personal liability to who he or she owes, and that is why Chapter 7 is also known as “straight bankruptcy”.

Chapter 9

Chapter 9 is a resolution of municipal debts passed by congress for federal mechanism. Chapter 9 is very similar to chapter 11 but it’s available to counties, cities, villages, towns, schools.

Chapter 11

Chapter 11 is basically what businesses, enterprises file for this way, and they can continue to run their business and repaying creditors through a reorganization of court-approval.

If you need legal assistance to file for Bankruptcy, please consult with a local professional Bankruptcy Attorney to discuss your case.

Chapter 12

Chapter 12 is a debt relief given to family farmers with regular Annual Income to pay the creditors within a period of the time allowed by the courts. Usually, the courts give 2 – 5 years.

Chapter 13

Chapter 13 is a bankruptcy law that provides debt relief for individuals. Chapter 13 is very similar to chapter 7 except Chapter 13 gives assets to your trustee but you can keep property such as house. While making payment through a 3 – 5 year term. At a confirmation hearing the court basically approves or disapproves the confirmation requirements given by the Bankruptcy Trustee.

Creditor Harassment

Creditor Harassment is when the debt collector is aggressively and is pressuring you to pay a debt. It involves when the creditors give you wrong information, excessive number of telephone calls or even home visits, threats you in a violence ways.

Refinancing

Refinancing is renegotiating the terms of an existing loan.

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Bankruptcy fraud is a crime. While difficult to generalize across jurisdictions, common criminal acts under bankruptcy statutes typically involve concealment of assets, concealment or destruction of documents, conflicts of interest, fraudulent claims, false statements or declarations, and fee fixing or redistribution arrangements. Falsifications on bankruptcy forms often constitute perjury.

Multiple filings are not in and of themselves criminal, but they may violate provisions of bankruptcy law. In the U.S., bankruptcy fraud statutes are particularly focused on the mental state of particular actions. Bankruptcy fraud should be distinguished from strategic bankruptcy, which is not a criminal act, but may work against the filer. All assets must be disclosed in bankruptcy schedules whether or not the debtor believes the asset has a net value. This is because once a bankruptcy petition is filed, it is for the creditors, not the debtor to decide whether a particular asset has value.

The future ramifications of omitting assets from schedules can be quite serious for the offending debtor. A closed bankruptcy may be reopened by motion of a creditor or the U.S. trustee if a debtor attempts to later assert ownership of such an "unscheduled asset" after being discharged of all debt in the bankruptcy. The trustee may then seize the asset and liquidate it for the benefit of the (formerly discharged) creditors. Whether or not a concealment of such an asset should also be considered for prosecution as fraud and/or perjury would then be at the discretion of the judge and/or U.S. Trustee.

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