A lot of people think that a lack of self-control is behind the debt crisis in this country. Yes, there are some individuals who need to learn to budget, but budgeting alone is not going to solve the real reason most people find themselves in a bad way financially. According to a recent report, health problems are responsible for a lot of consumer debt. Illinois residents who find this is true for them may be able to utilize Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings to better their situations.
When in need of debt relief, it is normal and important to ask questions about your options and what those options could mean for your future. You may not want to take certain actions now if doing so could negatively affect you down the line. For example, some Illinois residents believe that they can only file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy once in their lifetime, so it is not something they want to be quick to rush into. The truth is, it is possible to file this type of bankruptcy more than once, so if you need it now, do not be afraid to consider it.
You are in debt and you need relief fast. Your income is limited and you have assets but they do not have a lot of monetary value. While they may not be worth much, you still want to know if you will lose your assets if you pursue a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Guess what? Thanks to exemptions offered in Illinois, you may be able to keep your property.
Does the thought of having debt cleared give one hope for the future? It certainly sounds good when one is struggling to make payments to creditors. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy can accomplish this, but one must qualify for this type of bankruptcy filing. How can Illinois residents find out if they qualify?
When Illinois residents are struggling to meet their financial obligations, they may actively seek out debt relief options that may be open to them. For some, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be the best fit. Of course, before jumping on board and submitting a filing, it is good to know exactly what one is signing up for.
A man in another state recently made national headlines for heading back to work at the age of 87 in order to pay for his wife's ever-increasing medical bills. Sadly, he is not alone. Many older Americans in Illinois and elsewhere are re-entering the workforce due to medical and other debts. Some of them may find Chapter 7 bankruptcy a better option.
Numerous Illinois residents are struggling financially due to job loss or lack of sufficient income to pay their debts. In order to help their economic situations, some will turn to Chapter 7 bankruptcy to clear their debts and achieve a fresh start. While there are those who would advise against this due to the impact such a filing can have on one's credit score, a recent report suggests that filing for bankruptcy really is not the end of the world.
When Illinois residents hear the word bankruptcy, they think debt relief. This is particularly true for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, as this form -- if approved -- results in the complete discharging of certain debts. Is there ever a time when filing for bankruptcy can actually cause a person to take on more debt after the fact?
When thinking about pursuing bankruptcy, it is perfectly normal to have questions about it. Obviously, one wants to make sure it is the right thing to do before going down that road. One question Illinois residents may have about Chapter 7 bankruptcy in particular is if there is a debt limit -- meaning, is it possible to have too much debt, which would result in one's petition being denied?
When really struggling financially, it is common to look into all of one's debt relief options. Bankruptcy, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, are certainly good options for Illinois residents -- under the right circumstances. This week, this column will address some of the ins and outs of filing for bankruptcy.