Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners

Last week, we did an overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy for small business. This week we will take a closer, more in-depth look at the Chapter 7 option. For a struggling small business owner, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help save your business or help you liquidate it. A personal Chapter … Continued

Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 for Small Business?

If debts become unmanageable, small business owners can file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, which chapter is right depends on the structure of the business, how much debt and assets you have, and whether you intend to continue the business. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 … Continued

Credit Card Debt in Bankruptcy and How to Live Without Them

The main reason most people file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to wipe out credit card debt. In most situations, your obligation to pay the balance will go away at the end of your case. When the Trustee Pays Credit Card Creditors From the Bankruptcy Estate Most Chapter 7 bankruptcies are “no-asset cases.” There’s no … Continued

Things to Avoid Before Filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is more than just filling out loads of paperwork. Lots of preparation goes into planning, and what you do or don’t do before filing can affect your bankruptcy’s success. Don’t Rush Into Bankruptcy When you’re in financial distress, it’s tempting to do whatever it takes to reduce the pressure. However, because you’re … Continued

Best Approach to Bankruptcy and Divorce

Divorce and bankruptcy are painful life events that are an unfortunate reality of life. In fact,  many people cite divorce as a leading reason for filing bankruptcy. However, with proper planning, you can make your bankruptcy and your divorce less complicated, less expensive and ultimately less painful. Filing for bankruptcy before or after a divorce … Continued

Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney

Lots of people file for bankruptcy without an attorney. In some districts, nearly 30 percent of bankruptcy filings are by pro se litigants (the legal term for “filing on your own”). Some people represent themselves because they can’t afford an attorney. Others have simple cases and don’t feel they need to hire an attorney. But … Continued