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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Information: Do Not File Until Your Read This!

By: David T. Moore|LRL Writer

What Is Chapter 7 BankruptcyJust some time back, it would have been a very easy thing to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. Not true anymore, with the introduction of some reforms by the Federal Government aimed at chapter 7 filing laws. It was observed by the government that filings were being made even by those who were in a position to fulfill their debts to their creditors. The following is some chapter 7 bankruptcy information and how to file.

Every individual has to face the mandatory bankruptcy test. An individual thinking about filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy would have to face a test under revised and reformed laws. The median income of the state of residency and the gross income of the individual would be measured comparatively in this test. Supposing the gross annual income fares below that of the commonly accepted median income level of the state of residency then the filing of chapter 7 bankruptcy can be accomplished by the individual.

The fate of the financial status of the debtor features an important section of the chapter 7 bankruptcy information. Initially, the government freezes or liquidates all the assets of the debtor such that it would be able to consolidate enough money from this to repay the creditors.

The critical issue to make note of here would be the fact that sometimes, it would simply not be enough to liquidate the assets of an individual to repay the debtors. In which case the court's decision would suffice to satisfy the creditor's dues. As long as the bankruptcy claims of an individual are approved by the court, the creditor can pretty much not do anything and accept what money comes from the decision of the court.

Debt Counseling Services:

An individual is advised to go in for counseling at a debt counseling service before taking the decision to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. This not only helps to readjust the debts but also allows the creditors to sometimes mutually agree upon the payment terms so that the individual can avoid chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. This step is preemptive to actually taking a decision without any advice from a qualified professional.

It should however be noted that for two years from the date of filing chapter 7, receiving credit from financial institutions may become unavailable to the individual.

The services of a professionally qualified attorney would come in to be extremely useful in times of critical financial situations, although not mandatory. The information posted above would be good for those interested in filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy.

The individual facing financial instability could as well do with a lot of help in these difficult times while filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy so as to be able to come out victorious. Whether the creditor is repaid or not is the court's decision while the individual is saved from a lot of potential lawsuits from the creditors. So if you think about, it is a satisfying decision if the chapter 7 filing is approved by the court.

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