Overwhelming debt can wreak havoc on a person's life in more ways than one. When consumers fall behind on their mortgage or credit card payments, they receive letters and phone calls from their creditors who are trying to collect the debts. If they default on their debts for too long, consumers could face repossession of their car or their home, which can have a devastating effect on their credit. At Moncure & Barnicle, we have the knowledge and the experience to help you eliminate your overwhelming debts by filing for bankruptcy.
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First, let us dispel any myths that you may have heard about bankruptcy. While many people believe that bankruptcy is a bad thing that is only necessary for irresponsible people, the truth is that bankruptcy was specifically created to be a way out of overwhelming debt for anyone.
Debt can be accrued for any number of reasons, from unexpected medical bills to poor financial planning. No matter what reason caused you to incur debt, bankruptcy may be the best option for you to find relief. Through bankruptcy, your debt can be discharged, allowing you to get out from under your financial burdens and rebuild your credit from the ground up.
When you file for bankruptcy, you will pursue one of two types of bankruptcy. The first option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which is available to consumers who have little to no income and cannot afford monthly payments. You must first pass the means test to prove that you have insufficient income, after which your nonexempt assets and property will be liquidated to repay as much of your debt as possible. The remaining debt will then be discharged.
The other form of bankruptcy is Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which does not require liquidation. Consumers who have steady income and can afford some form of monthly payments will sit down with their creditors and work out a three- to five-year repayment plan. The consumer will then continue make payments until the payment plan ends, after which the remaining debt will be discharged.
Learn more about bankruptcy and how it can help you by speaking with a Mid Coast Maine lawyer from Moncure & Barnicle. Our team of attorneys has more than 170 years of combined experience and will make you feel at home from the very start. We pride ourselves on providing respectful and attentive service to each of our clients. We can work hand in hand with you to create a personalized strategy and help you resolve your financial issues as quickly as possible.