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.