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Declaring Bankruptcy: Cost and Important Considerations

04th May 2010
By BrianJoneta in Bankruptcy Law
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A large number of people are going through financial difficulties in their lives -- especially with the recent global Crisis throughout the world. There are a lot of individuals and corporations that undergoing buyouts and layoffs. Financially weird situations may sometimes take a bit of time to become better. At this point of time, the thought of filing bankruptcy may appear in a lot of people's minds -- especially when the recurring debts become enormous with no hope of coming out of it.

Declaring Bankruptcy Meaning

Declaring or filing bankruptcy case is an indication for creditors and financial institutions that you will not be able to pay the wholesome debts that have actually being legally incurred. But with a large number of people going for the option of the declearing bankruptcy, the government has passed an act called the "Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act" that makes it difficult for debtors to declare bankruptcy. With the release of this act the bankruptcy filing fees has increased and has made it more difficult to fire bankruptcy under Chapter 7. This act has forced people to go ahead with filing bankruptcy under Chapter 13. A number of details included in this chapter limits bankruptcy.

The filing of bankruptcy under Chapter 13

Filing under this section of bankruptcy means that there is some kind of recognition of your finances that has been done. This chapter does not forbid you to pay the debts but creates facilitation of repaying the existing debts in small sections and very easily. Filing bankruptcy under Chapter 13 may cost some of your belongings being sold by the creditors and financial institutions.

Cost of Declaring Bankruptcy

The cost of declaring bankruptcy can amount up to $1800 for personal bankruptcy. This includes the lawyer's fees and filing charges. However, the fee is also dependent on the factor of your income and in the state you live. The whole process of obtaining the declaration of bankruptcy, legally will take about six months. Once the declaration of bankruptcy has been achieved by you, the creditors know their standings and they do not have any more right to harass you. However, this also means that the credit rates your had, have also been destroyed but within a few years you can restore it.

Brian Joneta also writes about Bankruptcy and Credit issues including Declaring Personal Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Law
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