The eight year anniversary date of the passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) has restored the opportunity for thousands to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Prompted by fear and uncertainty, hundreds of thousands of Americans impulsively filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy before BAPCPA went into effect on October 17, 2005.
Many consumers filed for bankruptcy too early for his or her particular situation, accruing debt following their filing date and ending up even deeper in the hole financially. Because BAPCPA restricted an individual’s right to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy to once every eight years, these consumers lost homes and assets because preventative financial tools were not available to them.
Those consumers are now able to get a fresh start, as the eight years has now passed! Here are some points to consider before filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy:
• Know that the following debts are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy court: Student loans, child support, spousal support and income tax debt.
• If you are considering filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, do not attempt to hide money or assets. This can include transferring money to a family member or opening a hidden bank account to hide funds. These actions can greatly affect the outcome of your case and can land you in jail.
• You will not be able to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy again for another eight years.
At Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. we have been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow! Our attorneys help thousands of people each year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection. We offer FREE consultations and affordable rates. The day you hire our firm, we stop the creditor harassment and put you on the path to financial freedom. You can find useful consumer information by visiting www.miamibankruptcy.com.
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