You can lower your total debt payments, like credit card and medical debts, by consolidating your
debts. There are many debt consolidation companies, and a lot of them will rip you off. However, you
can use chapter 13 bankruptcy as a debt consolidation without the fear of being ripped off by a
dishonest company. As an added bonus, you can probably reduce the amount you owe on debts like
credit cards and medical bills by a substantial amount without having to bargain with your creditors,
though this is different in each case.
If your debt problems are only unsecured debts like credit card and medical bills, you could eliminate
those debts with a chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, chapter 7 has income limits. If you make too much
money for chapter 7 bankruptcy, then chapter 13 bankruptcy would work as a debt consolidation
without you having to worry about getting ripped off.
In a chapter 13 bankruptcy you will have up to five years to pay off your debts, and you may be able to
substantially lower the amount that you owe. You would make one monthly payment to the chapter 13
trustee, who will pay your creditors the percentage to which they are entitled under bankruptcy law.
When you are finished paying after five years, all of your dischargeable debts like credit card and
medical debts will be eliminated.
If you are considering a debt consolidation, contact a chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney today. You will
get the benefits of debt consolidation without the worries about being ripped off.