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I am having Financial troubles, is Bankruptcy an option for me?

Bankruptcy Chapters Available

Are these tough financial times impacting you? Are bills starting to pile up without a way to pay them? Are you facing foreclosure on your home? Are you drowning in debt? If you have answered, “yes” to any of the previous questions a Bankruptcy may be in your best interest. However, a simple blog or description of Bankruptcy cannot tell you if Bankruptcy is right for you, but a FREE consultation with a Jacksonville Bankruptcy can give you the insight and knowledge to make the right decision.

As a Bankruptcy Lawyer, I can review your financial documents and make an educated decision on which chapter of Bankruptcy will be best suited for your current needs. With that being said, most clients are not aware there are four (4) chapters of Bankruptcy that are available. Most clients have heard of Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, however, few have knowledge of Chapter 11, and Chapter 12. In order to better inform the general public and my potential clients, I will give a brief summary of each Chapter of Bankruptcy. Then armed with that knowledge our initial consultation can be more productive and directed at getting you the best result possible.

Chapter 7

  • Liquidation of your debt;
  • Eliminates all unsecured debt;
  • Permitted to keep only exempt property (unless buyback is available).

Chapter 13

  • Reorganization of your debt;
  • Completed with a 3-5 year full or partial repayment plan;
  • Permitted to keep more property than a Chapter 7.

Chapter 11

  • Reorganization of your debt;
  • Normally not done unless debt exceeds $1 million;
  • Repayment plan approved by a majority vote of the creditors.

Chapter 12

  • Reorganization of your debt;
  • Limited to Farmers and Fishermen;
  • 51% of debt must be related to farming or fishing;
  • Similar to Chapter 13.

These are just highlights of each individual Chapter in a Bankruptcy. A more detailed conservation will be required before determining exactly which Chapter is right for you, but this will give you the general understanding of which Chapter may suit you best.

If you would like more information regarding Bankruptcy, check out our websites. If you would like to schedule a FREE consultation with a Jacksonville Bankruptcy Attorney call my office directly at 904-685-1200.

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