Chapter 13

Want to learn more about Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Wondering what filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy means? We’re here to help.

What are bankruptcy payments?

Bankruptcy payments can include the cost of filing, attorney fees, payments to your creditors, and other administrative fees.

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How to File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: A Step-by-Step Guide (2019)

Filing chapter 13 bankruptcy is much like filing chapter 7 bankruptcy, initially, but it does get much more complicated.

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When is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Better than Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

If your main intention is to keep secured non-exempt property and catch up on past due-payments, a Chapter 13 might be the better choice.

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When is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Better than Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

If you qualify to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy, and you do not have significant assets to protect, a chapter 7 is probably your best option.

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Can I File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy if I am Unemployed?

You do not have to be employed to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but you do have to have the capability to make monthly payments to your trustee.

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Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Worth It?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is worth it when you do not qualify to file a Chapter 7 and have assets you want to protect.

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How Long Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Take?

You are likely to spend about 3 to 5 years completing your Chapter 13 case.

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I’m unemployed. Can I file for bankruptcy?

You don’t have to be employed to file for bankruptcy. That said, unemployment can require you to file a Chapter 7 case and add things to consider when you do.

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Do you do Chapter 13?

No, Upsolve does not do Chapter 13 bankruptcies. 

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What is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy consists of a debt repayment plan. Only Individuals and married couples can file for Chapter 13.

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What Happens When a Chapter 13 Case is Dismissed?

If you have a dismissed Chapter 13 case, you may have several options. You might be able to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, even if you cannot afford to pay another attorney to help you. Upsolve provides no cost bankruptcy services to low-income Americans.

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Why is Chapter 13 Probably A Bad Idea?

Chapter 13 can often leave you in worse financial shape. It costs more than Chapter 7 and your case is is less likely to be successful.

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Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Many low-income debtors have to decide between filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. This Upsolve guide will help you figure out which type of bankruptcy is best for you.

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