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Salisbury, MD 21801
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Is Bankruptcy Right for You?
Bankruptcy is not always the best route to resolve an individual's financial problems. The first issue we need to address is whether bankruptcy will help you. While bankruptcy will help the vast majority of the clients I interview, occasionally that is not the case. I will not recommend that you file bankruptcy if that would not truly benefit you.
One form of bankruptcy is called a Chapter 7 proceeding, also referred to as a "liquidating bankruptcy". In a Chapter 7 proceeding, the Debtor lists all of his or her assets, but then identifies which assets the Debtor will claim as exempt (not available for liquidation by the bankruptcy trustee appointed by the Bankruptcy Court to sell any non-exempt assets). Asset exemptions are limited by Maryland law, but more often than not, my clients can exempt all of their assets.
Another form of bankruptcy Chapter 13, often referred to as a “consumer or wage earner reorganization”. This is most frequently used to allow a Debtor three to five years to cure mortgage and auto loan defaults in order to stop a foreclosure or repossession by making regular monthly payments to a bankruptcy trustee who deals with your creditors.
Not all debts are dischargeable (extinguished), but most are. Taxes that are less than three years old are not dischargeable. Student loans are generally non-dischargeable, but can be discharged if repayment will cause "undue hardship". This standard is extremely hard to meet.
Please call my office to make an appointment today to review your financial situation and start you on the road toward financial recovery.
Bankruptcy Advisory Center is a debt relief agency. It helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
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