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What are some benefits of Chapter 13?

When it comes to filing for bankruptcy, you may have a number of options in front of you. Some people move ahead with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, while others turn to Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. It is vital to understand the benefits and possible drawbacks of each option and find out which makes the most sense for your personal financial circumstances. In this post, we will take a closer look at some of the reasons why Chapter 13 can be advantageous. As with any form of bankruptcy, it is essential to have a good understanding of the ins and outs of the process before filing a petition.

How can budget my finances?

If you’ve recently filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey, you may be concerned about rebuilding your finances once again. Creating a solid budget is crucial in this case, as it can help you cover recurring expenses while also putting money aside for the future. Because budgeting can be difficult for many people , Bankrate.com offers the following advice.

What can I expect when filing Chapter 13?

If you’re having difficulty paying off outstanding debt in New Jersey, bankruptcy may be an option for you. In this case, chapter 13 may be helpful depending on your unique financial situation. But what can you expect from the process? USCourts.gov offers insight into what chapter 13 entails and what you need to know when filing.

Credit counseling prior to personal bankruptcy

Many of the Hackettstown residents who come to us here at our offices here at Jonathan Stone Attorney at Law are initially only concerned about what form of personal bankruptcy they should file: Chapter 7 or 13? Yet we counsel them that before they start getting too deep into their plans, they should first seek credit counseling. Like them, you might assume that this is something that we recommend to clients. Yet again like them, you might be surprised to learn that this is not a recommendation; rather, it is a requirement under federal law. 

Mythological tales of the bankruptcy filing

There are many people out there who are brave and decide that filing for bankruptcy is the right move for them to clear out their old debts. You may think that it is facetious to call filing for bankruptcy a "brave" act, but given the reputation bankruptcy has, it truly is a huge step to take. There are also many myths surrounding the process of bankruptcy, and we want to dispel a few of them today.

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