Rothschild & Ausbrooks, PLLC
Nashville Bankruptcy Attorneys Get A Free Consultation Call 866-656-8909

chapter 13 bankruptcy Archives

The credit counseling repayment plan requirement

Having made the decision to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Nashville, you are likely to remain fairly resolute with it. After all, such a decision should not be taken lightly. While bankruptcy does offer you the advantage of halting any creditor actions from being taken against you (while also allowing you to retain some of your more important personal assets, like your home), it is not without its share of challenges and difficulties. For this reason, many of those who come to see us here at Rothschild & Ausbrooks, PLLC are often discouraged when they are told that before filing for bankruptcy, they must complete credit counseling. 

Managing divorce and bankruptcy together

Financial problems can often be contributors to marital strife. Many a couple in Tennessee has found themselves facing the end of a marriage in part due to excessive debt or different financial styles. Some people may choose to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in an effort to save their troubled marriages. When this decision ends up not working and a divorce is inevitable, it can leave spouses wondering how their bankruptcy may be impacted.

Former governor's first lady files Chapter 13 bankruptcy

It might be easy for those in Nashville who are struggling with debt to think that the answer to their problems is to simply make more money. This no doubt comes from the perception that an abundance of income can easily overcome one's liabilities. Yet there are countless cases out there suggesting the contrary. People at all income levels may be subject to financial struggles, many of which are due to a plethora of circumstances. Some might be saddled with unexpected medical expenses; others might simply struggle in effectively managing their money. Then there are those who face a seemingly perfect storm of dire financial circumstances. 

What is an automatic stay?

Many in Nashville often ask "when does filing for bankruptcy become your best option in dealing with your debt?" Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. There may be cases where simply "tightening your belt" for six months to a year would allow to get your debts back under control. However, there may come a point where multiple creditors are looking to initiate collection activities against you, which could serve to further compound your struggles. In these situations, the automatic stay afforded through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy could prove to be beneficial. 

How many households struggle with medical debt?

Nashville residents might be surprised to learn that more than one-fourth of all U.S. households are laboring to pay large medical debt, according to The Atlantic. Unless, of course, they happen to be one of those families. What is more surprising is that those struggling with medical bills are not the patients with long-term illnesses but the ones who suffer a one-time illness who are struggling more.

Chapter 7 and chapter 13: what is the difference?

Tennesseans currently wading through a sea of debt know all too well that recovering from this financial hit can take a considerable amount of time and effort. Not only does a money issue create immediate complications; it can linger and worsen if unaddressed. Although each situation can be unique, a common question surfaces during this process: what are the main differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13? 

How much does bankruptcy hurt my credit score?

Perhaps one of the most common concerns among people in Tennessee who are considering filing for bankruptcy is how severe the impact will be to their credit scores. This is an understandable concern as credit scores are evaluated in so many things today including many pre-employment hiring background checks. However, as MarketWatch indicates, while you should be prepared for an initial drop in your credit score after filing bankruptcy, you can help it improve sooner than you may think.

How Chapter 13 differs from Chapter 7

When faced with serious financial challenges, many Tennessee residents may understandably begin to consider whether or not filing for bankruptcy might be the best option for them. In making this decision, it will be important for people to have an understanding about the two primary forms of consumer bankruptcy and how each plan differs. This knowledge will help debtors to make the right choice for their debt-relief needs.

When missed mortgage payments become the new normal

A home is a place meant for comfort, security and peace of mind -- these are just a few reasons why a home foreclosure can be so threatening to one's wellbeing and way of life. Countless Tennesseans face this threat but are unsure of where to turn in such hard times. Depending on the situation, avoiding a foreclosure altogether may be a possibility.

Is it time for you to file for bankruptcy?

Tennessee residents just like you are suffering with debts that may seem insurmountable. This is where Rothschild & Ausbrooks, PLLC, come in. They help you decide if the debt that you're in is too steep for you to pull out of on your own, and can show you all of the benefits of bankruptcy.

Contact The Firm For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Rothschild & Ausbrooks, PLLC
1222 16th Avenue South, Suite 12
Nashville, TN 37212

Toll Free: 866-656-8909
Phone: 615-866-2265
Fax: 615-242-2003
Nashville Bankruptcy Office