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Chapter 7 filing, not payday loans, may be the answer

If you do not have enough money to cover your bills between paychecks, payday loans may seem rather intriguing. Who would not want quick cash right when it is most needed? At the end of the day, however, Illinois residents who choose payday loans may find themselves worse off in the long run. For some, a Chapter 7 filing really may be the better way to go.

Take a means test to determine Chapter 7 eligibility

The thought of having the majority of one's debts cleared is enough to make anyone smile, especially if he or she is in a really bad financial spot. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing has the ability to do this. However, this is not a debt relief option for which all Illinois residents will qualify. In order to determine eligibility one can take a means test.

Payday loans are not the answer, but a Chapter 7 filing may be

Struggling to make things work due to a lack of funds between pay checks is a reality for many Illinois residents. What can one do if this is the case? Unfortunately, some individuals turn to payday loans, thinking they will help solve the problem. More often than not, though, these loans make things even worse. When one lacks the funds to keep up with financial obligations, payday loans are not the answer, but a Chapter 7 filing may be.

Bankruptcy: A possible route for tax debt relief

A federal tax debt can raise a wide range of problems for a person. So, one thing some might wonder is: What kind of relief can bankruptcy provide individuals regarding tax debt? What help a person could get from bankruptcy when it comes to tax debt can be impacted by many factors.

Debts that cannot be cancelled in Illinois Chapter 7

As we have previously observed, it is relatively easy for Illinois residents to find themselves in situations in which they will have a hard time paying off their debts. Medical bills, unemployment, business failures and the like can create circumstances in which it may seem impossible to continue to afford to pay one's creditors. For people in this position, filing for bankruptcy might be an answer, as it could allow them to discharge their major debts without completely paying them, thus allowing for a new start financially.

What are Chapter 7 bankruptcy exemptions in Illinois?

Illinois residents have likely heard of the concept of filing for bankruptcy. They probably are aware that the process is meant to help people who cannot fully pay their debts, and that they may have to sell some of their assets in order to make partial payments. While this may be true in certain instances, it should be noted that Illinois, as is the case with most states, exempts certain property from being subject to sale in certain types of bankruptcies.

Illinois residents use Chapter 7 to pursue debt relief

Millions of Americans are struggling with debt. For some, the problem is with a mortgage, and as a result, foreclosure may be on the horizon. For others, credit card debt has piled up for some reason, whether it is due to an unexpected loss of a job or an unforeseen medical issue. No matter how an Illinois resident has run into financial problems, it is important to realize that there may be legal options to help address these issues.

Can Illinoisans file for bankruptcy more than once?

No one knows what tomorrow will bring. One day the stock market is up; the next day it is down. One day a business is booming; a little while later the business has to close its doors. One day a person is healthy; another day they have a stroke requiring a lengthy stay in the hospital. These unpredictable reversals are just some of the reasons why Illinoisans file for bankruptcy.

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