What Is a Chapter 13 Hardship Discharge?

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge

Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or the wage earner’s plan, is not typically associated with a discharge of debt. Its foundation is a three- to five-year repayment plan that lets you pay out past due balances. You don’t need to surrender property while paying your debts and rebuilding your finances. But it is possible to ask for […]

Can I Travel While Filing for Bankruptcy?

Can I Travel While Filing for Bankruptcy

There are lots of activities that financial advisors and attorneys warn against while filing for bankruptcy. For example, you don’t want to pay back any personal loans in the 90 days leading up to your bankruptcy petition. Charging up your credit cards can be considered fraud in some cases. Your bankruptcy case can be dismissed […]

California Statute of Limitations on Debt

California Statute of Limitations on Debt

California’s statute of limitations on debt is 4 years, per the state’s Code of Civil Procedure § 337. A statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to take legal action. In the case of debt, it refers to how long a creditor has before it can ask a court to force you […]

The Difference Between Nondischargeable Debt & Dischargeable Debt

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While Chapter 7 bankruptcy will allow filers to erase qualifying debt, nondischargeable debts can’t be eliminated by filing for bankruptcy. Qualifying debts include past-due credit card balances, unpaid medical bills, and personal loans, amongst others. The U.S. bankruptcy code won’t forgive debts like student loans, income tax debt, or legal fines. Those are considered nondischargeable […]

Protecting Your Credit During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Health and safety are top concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, but aside from COVID-19, economic and financial issues are also taking center stage. Financial hardship is impacting millions of Americans. Protecting your credit is important for your financial future. Missing payments will lower your credit score, which can affect your eligibility for a new credit […]