Though bankruptcy filings may be decreasing nationally, Tennessee remains among the top 3 states in the nation for bankruptcy filings. Bankruptcy filings in a neighboring Tennessee city just southwest of the Cleveland area were up somewhat in the first half of 2018 which brings them up to their highest level in five years for the first six months of the year. Bankruptcy filings have increased slightly each year since 2014 as the economy has improved and population numbers and borrowing has increased.
When dealing with overwhelming debt on a daily basis, concerns about a family home or car to get to and from work can be exceptionally stressful. For individuals faced with that situation, it is important to be familiar with bankruptcy protections options and how they can help them enjoy debt relief and, in some instances, can also protect a family home or car.
People with immense debt can expect debt collectors to call them on a regular basis. However, it is important to know that even though you have debts, you still have rights these collectors must respect, such as the right to obtain written verification of your debts.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy is one option that can help with debt and struggles associated with too many bills and the stress that comes along with overwhelming debt. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization bankruptcy option that allows the struggling consumer to reorganize their debts and repay them over a period of time.
Whether it is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Tennessee debtors who are moving forward with the process should be aware of certain issues that could arise. One issue is the discharge and whether creditors can lodge an objection to it before it is granted. Understanding when creditors might object is critical to a filing.