Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also called “straight” or “liquidation” bankruptcy, is the quickest way to rid yourself of “unsecured” debt such as credit card debt and medical debt.
Chapter 13 differs from Chapter 7 in that instead of seeking a full discharge of your unsecured debt it works to reorganize your debt in such a way that it is affordable for you to pay it over a period of time.
Bankruptcy and Your Credit
Contrary to popular belief, bankruptcy will not necessarily cause your credit score to decrease. In most cases a person’s credit score has already been adversely affected by late payments, high debt to income ratio, or maxed out credit cards, etc.
Bankruptcy and Tax Debt
A lot of people assume that bankruptcy does not help with tax issues. But there are specific benefits bankruptcy can provide.
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