Articles Tagged with Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy will work wonders on your debts and help to place you in control of the creditors.  Chapter 13’s help manage your debt obligations for a period of 3-5 yrs by a repayment plan.  You work with your bankruptcy attorney to submit a plan on restructuring your debt; making it easier for you to pay.  In addition, the Chapter 13 Plan addresses whether or not you pay anything towards unsecured debts.  Depending on your situation and desire, you could pay anywhere from 0% to 100%. Debts and bills overpowering you are now under control and reduced to an affordable amount.  This is an option available to you that offers a lot of benefits and puts you in the driver’s seat.

There are many benefits and advantages of filing a Chapter 13 in MS. Here are a few:

  1. If you have become behind on your mortgage payments, you can get caught up on the missed payments and stop the foreclosure.

Did you cosign for a student loan for your child or spouse?  Co-signers and the student  borrowers both owe the full amount of the loan.  The primary borrower might pay the loan now, but if they stop paying, those debt collectors will be coming after the the co-signer for the loan.  ***It’s important to keep in mind that the student borrower could file a Chapter 13 and protect you as the co-signer should they get into a situation where they cannot make their payments or, if necessary, you could file a Chapter 13 to protect yourself.*** But back to our discussion…

Co-signers can be released from student loans.  It’s tricky, but in many cases there is a way out for you.  The facts depend on whether it is a federal loan or a private loan and the terms of the loan.

For instance, if the primary borrower for a federal student loan dies, then the loan can be discharged and the co-signer is released.  It works the same way if the primary borrower becomes permanently disabled.