If you’re struggling with significant debt and considering a new start via bankruptcy, you may be eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This type of bankruptcy is available to those who pass the “means test,” meaning that your income is lower than your state’s median monthly income; there are also numerous exceptions to this rule.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy requires that you sell all your assets and pay creditors with the proceeds in a specific manner. You must disclose all financial information, including your assets, liabilities, income, and expenses, followed by an “automatic stay,” a period in which most debt collection efforts will be halted. If your case is accepted, your assets will be liquidated to pay your creditors and your debts will be discharged, except for non-dischargeable debts such as child support payments, tax debts, and student loan debt.
If you’re considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy to get on a path to financial recovery, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC, to learn about your rights and options.