April 23, 2014
Picking up from Bankruptcy FAQs (Pt. 1), here are some additional questions that people commonly have when they are considering or preparing to file for bankruptcy. If you have questions not answered in this blog or are ready to receive for more specific info pertaining to your circumstances, you are encouraged to contact Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Arthur Lindquist-Kleissler.
Q – Will creditors stop harassing me after filing for bankruptcy?
A – Yes! This is one of the immediate benefits of filing for bankruptcy. Upon filing a bankruptcy petition, a court order (i.e., injunction) known as an automatic stay will take effect. This injunction prohibits creditors from calling you, sending you any more letters or otherwise contacting you about debt you may owe.
Additionally, the automatic stay will offer you further protection from creditors in that it will prevent your creditors from trying to seize your assets (by, for instance, garnishing your wages or repossessing your property). The reason for this is that, once you file for bankruptcy, your assets will become part of the bankruptcy estate to prevent any single creditor from taking all of your assets (which would leave any other creditors will nothing).
Q – Will bankruptcy wipe out all of my debt?
A – No. Bankruptcy will wipe out a lot of debt like:
- Credit card debt
- Car loan debt
- Mortgage debt
- Medical bill-related debt.
It will not, however, wipe out other debt, including (but not limited to):
- Court-ordered debt (like spousal support and child support obligations)
- Restitution-related debt (which is associated with criminal convictions)
- Student loan debt
- Some tax debt.
Q – If I file for bankruptcy, how will that affect my spouse?
A – In short, it depends. If you and your spouse own a lot of property or assets jointly and you file for bankruptcy, all of the property that you own together will be included in the bankruptcy estate (unless, of course, it qualifies as an exemption). There are a lot of factors to consider when one spouse files for bankruptcy and the other does not, and it’s best that these more complicated financial matters be entrusted to an experienced professional like Arthur Lindquist-Kleissler.
Look for the final part of this blog for some more bankruptcy FAQs and their answers.
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