Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Michigan
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What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the most common form of bankruptcy which allows individuals to get a fresh start by discharging (or eliminating) unsecured debt. Generally, it allows individuals to keep their property while removing burdensome obligations.
Am I eligible to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
In order to qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, you will be required to take a means test. The test will compare your income and expenses to determine your monthly disposable income. If your disposable income is less than an amount specified by the code, you are eligible. If your disposable income is too high, you may consider filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.
How does it Work?
A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy begins when your bankruptcy petition and schedules are filed. An experienced Michigan Bankruptcy attorney at Detroit Lawyers will guide you through the process to ensure your compliance with the Bankruptcy Code. Approximately 21 to 40 days after your petition is filed, you will be required to attend a Section 341 Meeting of Creditors, where the Trustee will review your petition and schedules with you and your attorney. Approximately three months after your case is filed, you will receive a discharge and the court will subsequently issue a final decree.
What debts are discharged in Chapter 7?
This chapter of bankruptcy will discharge any unsecured debt unless the code explicitly provides that the debt is not dischargeable. These non-dischargeable debts include: student loans, child and spousal support, and certain taxes and fines.
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