Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11 vs. Chapter 13
Before you decide on credit repair in Mesa you may first need to decide if you should file for bankruptcy in CR or not ? Chapter 7 is the fastest. In many cases, this type of bankruptcy case can be completed in a few months. Chapter 13 cases, on the other hand, cannot exceed five years but usually last about that long. There is no time limit on Chapter 11 plans. It is an essential strategy to repair credit.
Both Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 may allow you to keep certain assets you may lose under Chapter 7. For example, if you own a recreational boat without debt, you may have to surrender that in a straight bankruptcy, but you may be able to keep it if you pay the trustee the value of the boat in your Chapter 13 plan.
Both Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 may offer more help with Mesa and mortgages. In Chapter 7, if you are behind on these payments and can’t catch up, you may wind up losing that property. Under Chapter 13, you may be able to catch up on those past due amounts over time. In some situations, homeowners can wipe out a second mortgage on an underwater home or negotiate a modification of their primary mortgage by filing for this type of bankruptcy. Chapter 11 may be especially helpful to small business owners or real estate investors with multiple properties by allowing them to restructure their debts or catch up on payments that are behind. Credit counseling can help with this.
Chapter 7 is generally cheaper than Chapters 13 or 11. With the former, you must pay your attorney upfront. With the latter, you may be able to pay part of your fee over time as part of your plan. Chapter 11 is generally the most expensive due to the higher filing fees and cost of the legal work involved.
In Mesa use a trusted credit repair companyThe automatic stay stops most collection efforts during your bankruptcy. But the stay is not absolute – creditors can ask the bankruptcy court to remove the stay, called lifting the automatic stay. If successful, the creditor can continue its collection efforts against you.
Read on to learn how creditors can lift the stay, when they might ask the court to lift the stay, and more.
What Is the Automatic Stay?
The automatic stay prohibits creditors from collecting from you while your bankruptcy case is proceeding. It takes effect immediately upon filing the bankruptcy case (that’s why it’s called automatic), and it stops (stays) collection action on pre-bankruptcy debts. The intent is to give you a breathing spell from creditor harassment while you develop a plan to reorganize your finances.
The automatic stay is both broad and powerful. Since it only has a few narrow exceptions, creditors must tread very carefully during a bankruptcy case or risk violating the court’s injunction.
(To learn more about the automatic stay, see the articles in our Bankruptcy’s Automatic Stay area.)
Asking the Court to Remove the Stay: Motions to Lift the Stay
If a creditor wants to continue to collect from the debtor during the bankruptcy, it can seek permission directly from the court to do so, known as “lifting” or getting “relief from” the automatic stay. The creditor must do this by filing a “motion” with the court.
Motions to lift the stay are not as common as one would think. When a creditor files a motion to lift the automatic stay, the debtor is entitled to notice and a hearing. The burden is on the creditor to convince the bankruptcy court that there is a very good reason to lift the stay, and the court is predisposed to continue the bankruptcy protection. For instance, the court will not lift the stay when an unsecured debt will be included in the debtor’s discharge.
When a Court Might Lift the Automatic Stay
Don't give up, good credit is not far awayHow long does it take them to repair my credit?
Every client’s situation is different. How long it takes depends on how many negative items are on your credit report and the responsiveness and cooperation of the credit bureaus and your creditors. Once you get signed up and they’ve reviewed your credit history, it will be easier for them to give you an estimation of how long it will take based on past clients’ results.
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Yes, they stand behind their work 100%. They completely guarantee your satisfaction and have made their credit repair service risk-free. If you choose the month by month program, you can cancel at any time and you will not be charged for that month of service. That assures you that you will never have to pay for anything that you’re not happy with. If you decide to go with their flat-fee pricing, you will have a full 6-month satisfaction guarantee.
What items can be removed from my credit report?
It is possible to remove a bankruptcy, student loans, late payments, repossessions, hard inquiries, paid collections, judgments, charge offs, etc.? The answer is “yes” to all of those items. While it is not guaranteed that anything will be removed, it is possible to have any of those items removed.
Once items are deleted, can they reappear on my credit report?
It doesn’t happen very often; however, it is possible that a negative item that was recently deleted can show back up on your credit report. The FCRA requires that the credit bureau informs you before they re-report a previously deleted listing. They also have a limited time of 5 days to re-report the item once it’s been removed. Re-reporting the item after that is a violation of the FCRA which is why they rarely re-report items.
How much does it cost?
They have 2 payment plans. The first is a pay as you go, cancel anytime. You can try out the service for 7 days for just $19 and if you like the service, continue for just $59 a month. Or you can sign up for a complete 6-month program for just $299. Your satisfaction is completely guaranteed.