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A chapter 7 bankruptcy, often referred to as a straight bankruptcy, is a liquidation proceeding. The debtor turns over all non exempt assets to the bankruptcy trustee who then converts it to cash for distribution to the creditors. The debtor receives a discharge of all dischargeable debts usually within four months. Our Chapter 7 Discharge Rate is almost 100%. In the majority of bankurptcy cases the debtor has no assets that exceed available exemptions so he would not lose any assets which makes chapter 7 a desirable option as it will give that person a relatively prompt fresh start.
One of the primary purposes of Bankruptcy Law is to give a person, who is hopelessly overwhelmed with debt a fresh start by wiping out his or her debts. By law all actions against a debtor must cease once the documents are filed. This includes lawsuits, wage garnishment, repossessions, telephone collections, utility disconnects. Typical debts which are discharged include credit cards, medical bills, utilities, unsecured judgments, repossession's, personal loans, payday loans. Typical debts which are not discharged include, child support, student loans, tickets and most taxes. Debtor's must continue making payments on secured debts they are keeping such as house and car.
Maryland Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline
Consultation with a Chicago bankruptcy lawyer at Gleason and Gleason. Your attorney prepares 30 to 40 page document including bankruptcy petition, means test, schedules, statement of financial affairs, declaration regarding electronic filing to be filed with the court. You review and sign documents to be filed with the court. You take a mandatory credit class over the phone or internet. Your case is filed electronically in our office. The bankruptcy court clerk notifies all creditors of bankruptcy filing via mail. Client takes second and final mandatory debtor education class over phone or internet. About 30 days after case filing the Chicago bankruptcy lawyer and client attend a "341" bankruptcy meeting or creditor's hearing with a hearing officer known as a trustee. The trustee generally reviews the bankruptcy petition and verbally asks the same questions asked in the paperwork. Approximately 60-70 days after the bankruptcy meeting the client receives a "discharge of debts" letter.
Maryland Chapter 13 Lawyer
Chapter 13 bankruptcy is also known as a reorganization bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is filed by individuals who want to pay off their debts over a period of three to five years. A chapter 13 can be filed if you are behind on your mortgage or car loan, and want to make up the missed payments over time and reinstate the original agreement. A chapter 13 can be filed for individuals who make too much to qualify for chapter 7 or are ineligible for chapter 7 because of a previous filing. A chapter 13 is a 3 to five years case it is more expensive than chapter 7. However most of the attorney fees can be included in the repayment plan. We can give you a quote over the phone.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Timeline
The procedure for Chapter 13 is very similar. However, the first payment is due 30 days after the case is filed. Approximately 4 or 5 weeks after your case is filed you have a meeting with the trustee. Approximately 1 month after that the repayment plan is approved by the bankruptcy court and you make payments for 3 to 5 years to the Chapter 13 trustee who then pays your creditors. Upon completion of plan payments you typically receive a discharge unless you filed a chapter 7 in the four years prior to the case being filed.
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