If you have found yourself in a difficult financial state, bankruptcy is definitely one solution you might consider. This is especially true if the debt is so insurmountable that it's going to be almost impossible to get out of. Of course, it's best to consult with a bankruptcy lawyer to make sure this is the best route. If you do end up choosing bankruptcy, here are four things you should not do:
Accidents happen anytime and anywhere. If you get into a vehicle accident while in the middle of a chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may be wondering how the court will handle the incident. It depends on whether the vehicle was totaled and if your chapter 13 payment plan has already been confirmed. Here's what you need to know.
Before Plan Confirmation
Things will proceed as though you didn't file bankruptcy if the vehicle can be repaired.
If you apply for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will get to keep your primary residence, but you will lose any other real estate property you may own to the trustee. However, there are a few exceptions that may allow you to keep your second home. Here are three examples of these exceptions:
You Save the Home Via a Wildcard Exemption
The federal and state government don't want you to be destitute because of your bankruptcy application.
People who file for chapter 7 bankruptcy think their cases end when they receive the discharge papers relieving them of the obligation to pay the debts listed in their petitions. This isn't the case, unfortunately. Your bankruptcy doesn't officially end until the court issues a final decree in the case, which doesn't always coincide with getting a discharge. Here's what you need to know about this matter and how it can affect the outcome of your case.
Depression among teenagers is something that is fairly common, unfortunately. In fact, 20% of teens in the United States experience depression before they become adults. However, about 5% of teens experience major depression, which can seriously impact their ability to function. In turn, this can negatively impact the entire family, including the parents' ability to earn a living.
If your teenager (or younger child) is severely depressed, he or she may meet the criteria of having major depressive syndrome, which is listed as a mood disorder and classified as a disability.