Bankruptcy makes it possible for people struggling with debt to wipe out certain obligations and make a fresh start. The two bankruptcy types registered, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, each provide different benefits, and also, in several cases, deal with property and debt. You’ll pick the chapter that is right for you based on your income, property, and objectives. Here are some the things you may expect bankruptcy to do.

Stop creditor harassment and collection activities.

Once you document, the court, they put in place an order known as the automatic stay. The stay stops most lender calls, wage garnishments, and suits, but not all. For example, creditors may still collect support obligations and criminal cases will continue to proceed.

Stop a foreclosure, repossession or Eviction.

The automatic stay will stop any of those actions so long as they are still pending.

Evictions. An eviction that is still in the litigation process will come to a halt. Yet the stay will be temporary. Bear in mind that if your landlord already has a deportation judgment against you a bankruptcy will not help in the majority of states.

Foreclosure and repossession. Even though By comparison, Chapter 13 has a mechanism, Seven won’t help you maintain the property. If you cannot bring the account current, you will lose the home or automobile once the stay lifts. By contrast, Chapter 13 has a mechanism which will permit you to catch up on past payments so you may keep the asset.


Wipe Out Credit Card Debt and Most Other Non-priority Unsecured Debts.

Bankruptcy is quite good at wiping unsecured credit card debt, medical bills wipe out most non-priority unsecured.
In reality, declaring bankruptcy may wipe out most non-priority unsecured loans other than school loans. How fast your debt will get wiped out will be based on the chapter you document:


Chapter 7 bankruptcy. You file for Chapter 13 3 to 4 months to finish.


Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Should you file for Chapter 13 as opposed to Chapter Seven, you will likely need loans via a three- month. Nonetheless, almost any unsecured debt balance which discharged.

Wipe Out Secured Debt (But You’ll Have to Give Up the Purchased Property)

If you can’t afford a payment that you secured with collateral such as a mortgage or car payment, you can wipe out the debt in bankruptcy. But you won’t be able to keep the house, car, computer, or other item securing payment of the loan (more below under “What Bankruptcy Can’t Do”).