Alternative Bankruptcy Solutions

Alternative Bankruptcy Solutions


The bankruptcy process is a great way to begin over however, it’s not suitable for everyone. Consider the severity of your debt as well as your future financial goals before filing. Alternative options can often offer more manageable outcomes and let you keep your credit intact.

Negotiating with creditors and reducing expenses are excellent strategies to avoid bankruptcy. This strategy should be done before filing and requires careful budgeting and planning. If you can lower your costs or negotiate a lower interest rate and save money, that can be used to pay off your debt.

Selling assets is another option to lower your debt burden. This can help you pay off your debts and keep you from having to declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Before selling your assets, you should speak with a bankruptcy attorney to confirm that you are eligible for this type of relief.

In bankruptcy the court will wipe out or « discharge » the majority of unsecured debt such as credit card payments and medical bills, late utility bills, and personal loans. Some debts, such as student loans, tax owed or alimony payments, as well as child support, will be able to survive bankruptcy. Before declaring bankruptcy, it is recommended to eliminate any debts that are not priority and then use any savings you can make on more expensive debts that can’t be eliminated by bankruptcy.


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