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Things You Must Have In Order Before Filing Bankruptcy

Jun 18

Things You Must Have In Order Before Filing Bankruptcy

Have your finances become unmanageable? Do you feel that the only thing you can do is file for personal bankruptcy? Fear not, you are in good company. Many people have been in the same situation as you. The piece that follows includes useful ideas for ensuring that the bankruptcy process goes as smoothly as possible.

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If you are being faced with home foreclosure, wage garnishments or other situations that make it necessary to file for bankruptcy quickly, you may want to explore an emergency filing. Regular bankruptcy filings entail approximately 50 pages of paperwork and one to two weeks for an attorney to pull everything together. In an emergency filing, your attorney can file just the first 2 necessary pages and keep creditors from continuing foreclosure or garnishment proceedings. The rest of the work will be completed afterward.

 

Do not get an attorney for your bankruptcy when you are feeling overwhelmed. You have got to be levelheaded when you hire a lawyer. After all, you will be expected to pay him/her for services. Find out upfront what you will have to pay any lawyer before you hire one.

 

Before resorting to bankruptcy, contact your creditors in a good-faith effort to renegotiate your payment terms, or interest rate. If you get in touch with them early enough, they may be willing to waive fees or negotiate a new payment schedule. If they are it means they are more likely to receive the money that you owe.

 

Don't wait too long to file for bankruptcy. So many people suffer with debts, and sleepless nights for years. They could have filed for bankruptcy, and been in the clear by now. If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, time is of the essence. Make the decision so you can move on that much quicker.

 

Don't put off bankruptcy forever. You might be better off filing early rather than juggling your debt for years. If you aren't sure what to do, search for a nonprofit agency that helps consumers navigate bankruptcy. These experts can advise you about the best time to file and can share information about what to expect. Many of these agencies provide classes or workshops about managing credit as well.

 

Be fully educated about the rules of bankruptcy. If the courts were to find that you have disregarded any of the rules in place, your petition could be dismissed. Laws prohibit picking and choosing some debts to pay off prior to filing for bankruptcy. Family members cannot be paid off within one year of filing and creditors are limited to ninety days.

 

If you are considering filing for personal bankruptcy, be certain that this is really the right course of action for you. You might be better off consolidating your debt or availing yourself of some other remedy. It can be quite stressful to undergo the lengthy process of filing for personal bankruptcy. You should be aware that there are some negative ramifications to it, like extreme damage to your credit score. Because of this, you should be sure that bankruptcy is your only option before you file.

 

As stated in the article above, bankruptcy is a common way for many people to alleviate their troubled financial situation. Unlike the uninformed masses, however, you took the time to read this article, so you are more informed. The tips in the article above will help you get through your bankruptcy.