As this blog has reported previously, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which most people think of when they think of filing for bankruptcy, is a good way for a Tennessee family who are struggling with different kinds of debt to get a fresh financial start
The financial troubles of the major retail toy store chain Toys "R" Us have become the subject of speculation in the news media of late, with even some insiders in the company saying that the former king of toy stores is considering a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
As this blog has previously discussed how Chapter 13 bankruptcy requires a financially struggling family to make regular monthly payments on their debts, some Tennessee residents may be wondering what exactly can be done to make sure the payment plan is manageable for them. After all, the bankruptcy will be of little help if, a few months into it, the family discovers they simply cannot keep up with the payments.
Even though the stigma surrounding bankruptcy filing seems to have diminished as time goes on, there is still a lingering impression that a Tennessee resident who files for bankruptcy does so because he or she simply spent too much money either through carelessness, or, in the worst case, with no intention of ever paying the money back.
Many people in Bradley County and throughout the southeastern corner of Tennessee may wonder what advantages there are to filing a Chapter 13 as opposed to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. After all, the more common Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves a quicker process that can give a family permanent debt relief in sometimes a matter of just weeks or a few months.