Many people who have trouble paying bills and face mounting debt, also worry about the possible consequences. They may fear extreme ramifications such as going to jail or losing their home. These types of fears can be paralyzing and result in a failure to act at all which can exacerbate debt problems.
Assuming that you are an individual and are contemplating bankruptcy as an option for debt relief, you may have wondered about the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. There are multiple differences between them to carefully consider, assuming that you have already carefully considered bankruptcy in lieu of other options.
Of the various kinds of debt that an individual might seek bankruptcy relief from, federal student loans can be among the most difficult to get out from under. Even if you were not able to complete your degree, or were not able to find work in the same field as your degree, or even if you feel that the quality of the education that you received was not worth the tuition you paid, you are still obligated to pay your student loans.
While bankruptcy can be a viable option for people who find themselves in financial trouble, some forms of debt cannot be erased through bankruptcy relief. One type of consumer debt that plagues many Americans has been the recent focus of debate in Congress and among consumer rights groups.