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Chapter 13 BankruptcyWhat Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Entails

While Chapter 7 bankruptcy focuses on the total elimination of debt, Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a debt repayment or management plan. It creates an opportunity for debtors to repay their outstanding debts or at least part of it. Upon qualifying for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you will be granted a period of 3 or 5 years to pay installments to your creditors, depending on your ability to pay. Once this period has been met and provided you have not missed a payment, the balance of your debt will be cleared.

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Call us for your free first consultation. Our experienced Indianapolis bankruptcy attorneys possess the necessary knowledge and skill required to assist you. We have assisted numerous clients through the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.

Some of the complexities in Chapter 13 bankruptcy include:

  • Repayment Plan: We will assist you in the presentation of a repayment plan. This plan will be derived from your income and expenses as required by the bankruptcy means test. The plan also includes information regarding the distribution of payments. The bankruptcy judge has to approve the plan, so it should cover your debts extensively while balancing a payment plan you can afford.
  • Repayment period: If the judge confirmed your plan, the repayment term would be either 3 or 5 years. It is of utmost importance that you keep up with concurrent repayments in the proposed amount for the entire repayment term.
  • Discharge: If you did not miss a payment and met your plan requirements, the balance of your debt is almost always forgiven

If you are in urgent need of an Indianapolis debt-relief lawyer for assistance in gaining financial stability, please contact either our Indianapolis or Columbus law office. Do not hesitate to contact us online. We offer you comprehensive advice regarding our services. You can rest assured that your first consultation is free.

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