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Who in Wisconsin can file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

Facing immense debt can leave anyone feeling frustrated and unsure of their financial future. This is true whether you live here in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin. There are options though to escape the burden of debt. A person simply needs to know what these options are and who to turn to for help.

Bankruptcy during retirement?

Financial crisis can strike at anytime. Whether you are young in your prime earning years, or if you are looking at retirement, unexpected problems, like a divorce, injuries, medical conditions and job loss can intervene to sidetrack your plans. Sometimes, it is a temporary setback, like with a job loss, where you are lucky and quickly find a new job at the same pay.

The benefits of filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy

A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research preliminarily concluded that consumer bankruptcy protection leads to increases of yearly earnings by an excess of $5,500 per year. This means that their annual earnings increased by 25.1 percent from what they earned prior to the bankruptcy filing. The bankruptcy protection involved mainly concerned individuals filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13?

When it comes to personal bankruptcy, Chapter 7 is by far the most popular option. But it isn’t the only option. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is also a possibility for people who don’t qualify for Chapter 7 or who would benefit greater from filing for Chapter 13.

Wisconsin program that helps bankruptcy filers keep their homes

People often assume that when you file for bankruptcy, you lose everything including your house. But depending on which form of bankruptcy you file and where you live in the United States, this may not always be the case. If you're fortunate enough to live here in Wisconsin, as many of our readers probably do, then there is one program that may be worth checking out if you want to keep your home during the bankruptcy process.

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