Most people who file bankruptcy do so as a last resort. After struggling to pay the bills left over from some life-changing experience, such as a divorce, the loss of a job, or serious illness, filing bankruptcy can be the best option. There are many reasons people declare bankruptcy aside from being broke. Here are the top five reasons people in Georgia file for bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy is a very effective way for people behind on their mortgage payments to keep their homes. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can actually stop a foreclosure and allow you to get caught back up on payments you have missed. The remaining payments are structured into a manageable payment plan allowing you to repay the amount you are behind on a schedule that works for you.
Filing bankruptcy can stop a car, truck, or other automobile from being repossessed. If you file bankruptcy before your car is repossessed or quickly thereafter, it can force the creditor to either let you keep your car or return it to you. Payments that have been missed will be consolidated into a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy plan. The payments will be made to the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy trustee who will pay the finance company on your behalf and force them to work with you.
The unfortunate event of an accident or illness can cause bills to add up faster than one ever thought possible. Whether the bills are your own or those of a loved one, they can quickly take a toll on your finances. In order to get out from under the weight of medical bills, you can file for Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy which will alleviate the burden of the bills significantly, or, in many cases, completely.
Most families plan on the income that they are taking in every month, and the loss of a job can easily put them in an uncomfortable financial position. It can be difficult to find a new job, and during the process it’s easy to rack up quite a bit of debt. Even when income eventually does improve, this is a difficult situation to get out of without the help of bankruptcy.
Declaring bankruptcy allows people who owe more money than they will ever reasonably be able to pay back to creditors some additional options. All types of bankruptcy filings allow for at least part, if not all, of debts to be forgiven.
King and King can help you determine what debts you can discharge and if bankruptcy is right for you. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 404-524-6400 or visit us online at www.kingandkingattorneys.com