Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
What steps do I need to take before filing for bankruptcy?
Under the new bankruptcy law that came into effect on October 17, 2005, you must undergo credit counseling at an "approved non-profit budget and credit counseling agency" within 180 days before filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Credit counseling can take place individually or in a group, in person, on the telephone, or over the Internet. Section 111 of the new bankruptcy law provides that the bankruptcy court clerk shall maintain a publicly available list of approved credit counseling agencies. So, if you are considering bankruptcy, contact your local bankruptcy court to find a credit counseling agency near you.
>>What does a Chapter 13 bankruptcy involve?
>>What steps do I need to take before filing for bankruptcy?
>>Who can use Chapter 13?
>>What is the proposed payment plan?
>>What is the role of the Chapter 13 trustee?
>>What are the main effects of filing under Chapter 13?
>>Can I save my home and other assets by filing under Chapter 13?