Tag Archives: Chapter 13

Advantages of Paying Your 2012 Income Tax through Chapter 13

If you expect to owe 2012 income tax, you may be able to take care of it simply by paying less to your other creditors.

The Practical Consequences of Voluntarily Dismissing Your Chapter 13 Case

One advantage of filing a Chapter 13 case is that you can get out of it at any time. But what happens if you do dismiss your case?

Dumping Your Chapter 13 Case Midstream

You can usually get out of an ongoing Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” bankruptcy case by simply asking to do so.

Changing Your Mind After Filing Under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13

You have some wiggle room if you either want to get out of your bankruptcy case or change to the other Chapter.

Spouse Needs to Join Bankruptcy to Discharge Income Taxes, But Reluctant Because Has No Other Debts and Has Separate Asset

Finding the best way out of this seeming Catch-22 depends on a full understanding of your unique situation and your goals.

The Discharge of Debts for Married Couples in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Filing bankruptcy with or without your spouse affects the discharge of debts you each receive, and also affects whether you file under Chapter 7 or 13.

The “Automatic Stay” for Married Couples in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Filing bankruptcy with or without your spouse affects the protection from creditors each of you receives, and also affects whether you file under Chapter 7 or 13.

Why Chapter 13 is So Nifty

Chapter 7 is short and sweet and to the point. It often gets what you need—a discharge (a legal write-off) of all or almost all of your debts. But in SO many situations, Chapter 13 gives you so much more.  A couple blogs ago I showed a simple Chapter 13 case works. In my example, […]

A Simple Chapter 13 Case

If you have debts that can’t be written off (“discharged”) in a “straight” Chapter 7 case, such as back child support or recent income taxes, Chapter 13 can be a much better alternative. A couple blogs ago I wrote about the discharge of debts under Chapter 7. I ended by saying that if you have […]

Attacking Your Debts with Chapter 7 vs. with Chapter 13

Chapter 7 deals with some debts better than does Chapter 13. But Chapter 13 deals with some other debts better than Chapter 7. So what kind of debts do you have?

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