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Should you reaffirm your loan during bankruptcy?

If you feel overwhelmed with medical expenses and credit card debt, you are not alone. and are struggling to keep up with your monthly mortgage payment, you are not alone. Many Amercians struggle to keep up with their monthly mortgage payment, while juggling other expenses and find it difficult to make ends meet. Bankruptcy allows you to discharge these debts and start over again with a clean financial slate. Chapter 7, otherwise known as liquidation bankruptcy, allows you to part with most of your loan obligations. Yet, there may be items that you do not wish to part with once your bankruptcy is finalized. 

Is your medical debt pushing you toward bankruptcy?

If you are like many other Americans, you may have medical bills that you are struggling to pay. In fact, more than two million people in the United States are overwhelmed with medical debt and many consider bankruptcy as a way to get out of the mess. Medical bills can deplete savings accounts, cause credit card debt and make it hard for you to pay your mortgage or buy everyday items you need to get through life. What is the root cause of these unruly medical expenses?

Will Chapter 7 discharge recent credit card debt?

When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in New Jersey, you expect that the court will discharge virtually all of your consumer debt, including your credit card debt. For the most part this is true. However, you need to be aware that it is not necessarily true when it comes to your recent credit card debt.

What is the meeting of creditors?

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are a host of issues that may be running through your mind. You may feel overwhelmed while attempting to complete all of the tasks required to file for bankruptcy, such as completing a credit counseling course and filling out all of the bankruptcy documents. Once you have completed the paperwork, the court will schedule a meeting of creditors. 

Understanding the bankruptcy means test

Unless you have previously filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey, you may have lots of questions about the process and what type of bankruptcy filing might be right for you. At Goldman & Beslow, LLC, we understand that, ultimately, whether you will be able to move forward with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing will depend on how you fare on what is known on the bankruptcy means test.

What is an automatic stay in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

If you are overwhelmed by medical expenses, credit card bills and mortgage payments, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of Americans struggle to keep their head above water when it comes to their finances. Part of this may involve consistent contact from creditors and collection agencies regarding late or missed payments. The calls can become intrusive and annoying and in some cases, may involve harassing threats. There is a way that you can stop creditor and collection agency harassment and start over with a clean financial slate. 

Can equity be the reason I keep my home in bankruptcy?

Property exemptions differ depending on whether you file for Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy in New Jersey. Chapter 13 exemptions are not as strict, are higher and more flexible than if you were to file for Chapter 7. However, some homeowners cannot resist filing for Chapter 7, which places their property at greater risk of being sold off. However, equity can still help save a Chapter 7 filer’s home.

Seeking a fresh financial start

Like many New Jersey residents, you may feel trapped under a heavy weight of financial debts that makes it impossible to go about your daily life without constant worry. After receiving yet another call from a debt collector, you may wish for a fresh financial start in order to live a stress-free life and be wondering how you can make this happen. At Goldman & Beslow, we have assisted many clients in reclaiming their lives while getting back on the path to financial stability. 

Qualifying for a mortgage after bankruptcy

If you are overwhelmed by debt, then a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may offer you a good chance to not only cease any activity that your creditors in East Orange have taken against you, but also allow for the chance to re-establish yourself financially. This latter benefit comes from the potential of having many of your debts discharged. Yet the price for enjoying it may be high, and that comes from the toll bankruptcy can take on your credit. Among the most common questions those looking to file for bankruptcy ask us here at Goldman & Beslow, LLC is how long after filing will they be able to qualify for a substantial loan (e.g. a mortgage). 

Can you file bankruptcy due to student loan debt?

If you have high student loan debt in New Jersey and are struggling to pay your monthly bills, you may be thinking bankruptcy is your only option. Unfortunately, bankruptcy does not discharge student loans except under extreme circumstances. However, if you have federal loans there is alternative for you to make your monthly payments more affordable.

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