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Starting Over With Bankruptcy

Dec 6, 2007
Regaining your financial health can seem impossible and overwhelming. If you take it one step at a time the process can be not nearly as complex as most of us choose to believe. Your first step would be to contact your creditors. Explain your situation and ask about payment plans to help lower the amount paid and to pay down your bill until you are caught back up. Your second step is to create budget expenses. Calculate your income, bill amounts, and other miscellaneous expenses. Third step in this process is to reduce your expenses.

If it's not a necessity remove it from your budget. Fourth step if needed would be to apply for government assistance. This allows assistance will bill payments, food purchases and unemployment compensation. Fifth step is to consider credit counseling. This may be helpful in not only helping you to regain financial health but it can bring peace of mind knowing how to run your finances in a healthy manner. If you have followed these five steps and your finances are still out of control, speak to a bankruptcy attorney. Fill out an evaluation to see if bankruptcy may be the right choice in regaining financial control. Bankruptcy is not a process you should be ashamed over. It is a legal process to assist those who are suffering with debt to begin a new financial start. You can regain your financial health as long as you put forth the effort to do so.

Having to face a bankruptcy is a difficult thing to do. Unfortunately, it can happen to just about anyone. When your debt rises to an amount that exceeds the wages you make in several years it is time to consider a bankruptcy claim.

This is achieved by filing bankruptcy papers through the court system. Bankruptcy is a legal process. It is very important that you are well informed before making any decision associated with your bankruptcy claim. It is possible to process you bankruptcy on your own. There are easy-to-do kits on the Internet or from various other vendors. The question is: do you think you can handle a situation that affects your future or should you hand it over to a professional bankruptcy attorney.

A bankruptcy attorney will help you decide what bankruptcy you want or need to take. There are two types that you can select from, a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy consists of reaching an agreement with your creditors, selling your assets and dividing the money between the creditors. The Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a slow repayment of your debts without losing your assets. The repayment can take up to five years.

It doesn't matter which type of bankruptcy that you chose, you will have to provide all your personal information to your attorney. He will take this information and complete the necessary papers to file your claim in the court system. Once this is done, there will be several meetings between you, your attorney, your creditors and possibly their attorneys. The process will require patience and understanding on your part. Once the process and payments have been completed you will receive a discharge from your debt so that you can have a fresh start.
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Legal Helpers is a debt relief agency helping people to file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code. We're one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms. Bankruptcy attorneys answer the phones six days a week and evenings.
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