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Bankruptcy options for halting the foreclosure process

For families facing foreclosure, the stress and worry can be unbearable. Fortunately, there are different options available to help those struggling including Chapter 13 bankruptcy which is one option. The two primary types of personal bankruptcy offer certain benefits and can meet the needs of struggling homeowners in different situations.

Qualifying for Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a bit different than Chapter 7 bankruptcy in that it allows the filing party to reorganize and repay their debts according to a repayment plan that usually spans 5 years. This is different than Chapter 7 bankruptcy which allows the filing party to liquidate non-exempt assets to repay creditors. The ways to qualify for the two types of personal bankruptcy are essentially the opposite.

How Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help reorganize debt

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a personal bankruptcy option that allows the filing party to reorganize their debt into a manageable repayment plan that allows them to repay debts and enjoy relief from the stresses associated with overwhelming debt. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is referred to as a reorganization bankruptcy option and shares some similarities to other personal bankruptcy options but also differs in certain areas which is why it is important to understand.