Who Would Choose a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the option overwhelmed debtors turn to when they do not qualify for Chapter 7 because their income is over the limits.  It is also an option for people who might otherwise lose their home or other assets.  In a Chapter 13 some portion of the debts are paid off pursuant to a court-approved plan over a period of 3 to 5 years.

Many of my clients choose Chapter 13 bankruptcy because they:

Do I Qualify for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

  • You must be an individual, as opposed to a business entity.
  • You must complete an approved credit counseling course.
  • You must have unsecured debt totaling less than $336,900.
  • You must have secured debt totaling than $1,010,650.
  • You must have filed income tax returns if required.
  • You must earn enough to cover living expenses and the Chapter 13 plan payment.

I help my clients choose the right bankruptcy to suit their financial situation. To that end, my advice is simple and candid. The questions I ask are clear and straightforward. Call (718) 544-0500 for a free initial consultation.

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