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Bankruptcy exemptions: finding certain in an uncertain process

Most people facing bankruptcy feel a lot of anxiety. It is common to feel anxious, especially when it is the first time a person is filing for bankruptcy. The process is complex, and it can seem overwhelming. For the uninitiated, there are a lot of unknown factors, like what will happen to their assets. It can be difficult and challenging to deal with the unknown. Tennessee residents might find the following article on bankruptcy exemptions helpful.

Who is responsible for credit card debt when someone dies?

There is a lot of confusion concerning what happens with credit card debt after someone dies. It is not uncommon for creditors to mislead consumers about such debts, even when the consumer is not responsible for the debt. While there are times when someone can be drawn into the collections process following the death of another, this only occurs under certain situations. The following are a few tips for Tennessee residents to avoid getting stuck with large amounts of credit card debt.

Managing debt that is not dischargeable in bankruptcy

There are many reasons why people end up filing for bankruptcy. Two of the most common reasons are medical debt and credit card debt. However, today, student loan debt is beginning to outpace all other forms of debt in terms of the overall burden the debt impossess on every day Americans. Tennessee students, or the parents of students that may be soon facing student loan repayments, might find the following information helpful.

What to consider when filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The two most common types of bankruptcy filing are Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Both chapters have their benefits but deciding which one is right depends on the unique circumstances of the individual filing. Tennessee consumers considering filing for bankruptcy might find the following article on Chapter 7 bankruptcy helpful.

Chapter 7 sheds stigma, viewed as part of new economic landscape

More and more people are beginning to understand the vital role bankruptcy can play in the lives of the average Tennessee family. In some cases, people mistakenly look at bankruptcy with scorn or derision, judging those who filed as failing to meet their responsibilities. The truth, however, is far different. As more Americans become bogged down with debt, the truth about filing for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy is finally starting to break through.

Consumer debt declines, but families continue to struggle

Grasping the concept of the total level of American consumer debt can be hard for Tennessee residents to fathom. The numbers are so large that drops in the national consumer debt may not seem to be overly significant or relevant. One reason this may be difficult for many to understand is because the national picture tells us very little about any one individual and their financial status.

36 percent of young adults are saddled with medical debt

Among the many sources of debt that plague Tennesseans and American consumers of all ages, medical debt is often cited as one of the most ruthless, and often the most notorious. "Notorious" because, unlike some other forms of debt, such as student loans or credit card debt, medical debt is often unexpected or is often associated with an unfortunate event.

Separating myth from fact in Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Over the last several years, news of the financial and housing crises has triggered a lot of discussion about personal debt and bankruptcy filings. Though Tennessee bankruptcy filings have become more common over the same time period, many people still hold misconceptions about the Chapter 7 filing process and consequences. Recently, U.S. News & World Report addressed these "bankruptcy myths."

Homeowners would benefit from expanded capabilities in bankruptcy

Many Tennessee homeowners have been hit hard by the weak residential real estate market. Large mortgages and deflating property values have left many families in search of a solution to shed some of their debt in order to protect their homeownership.

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