Is Chapter 7 Right for Me?
Our Lewisville Bankruptcy Lawyers Explain Your Best Options to Get Rid of Debt
What is Chapter 7? Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows you to:
- Stop creditor harassment immediately
- Discharge most of your debt
- Get to the end of the bankruptcy process quickly
- Get relief from debt and the new beginning you deserve
- May be able to save a house from foreclosure
Financial difficulties and debt do not have to ruin your life. The experienced Lewisville bankruptcy lawyers at our firm, led by bankruptcy attorney David Shuster who has more than ten years handling consumer and business bankruptcy cases, can answer your bankruptcy questions about filing for Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcy or other possible debt relief options in a free, face-to-face initial consultation.
The experienced Chapter 7 lawyers at our firm in Lewisville can help you at every stage along the way. David Schuster and our legal team have experience helping people filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Dallas, DFW and North Texas area take hold of their finances. To date, we have helped hundreds in Lewisville, Arlington, Plano, Denton County and beyond gain the clean financial slates they deserve.
What is the Means Test for Chapter 7? Qualifying for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Texas
In order to qualify for Chapter 7, you must pass the “means test” to determine if your financial situation requires bankruptcy. Many factors are considered in the means test, including income, expenses and any liabilities you may have.
Take the example of a client from Dallas TX who is part of a three-member household with two wage earners:
The income for this family is $90,000. The median annual income in Texas to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is $44,178 for one earner and $62,626 for a family of three if filing for bankruptcy after November 2015. Now we take into account two car payments, payment on secured debt, house payments, health care, day care and several other items that bring the income level down to well below $62,626. This consumer may qualify to reduce debt by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
During a free review, our Chapter 7 lawyers will examine your financial situation using the bankruptcy means test and help determine if filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is what is best for you.
What Happens to My Personal Property? Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Exemptions
Texas and federal statutes allow you to keep your house, a car for every licensed driver in your house, and in the typical case, all of your personal property and household goods. An example of property that may need to be sold to pay creditors may be an extra car, motorcycle or boat if it does not fit into allowed Chapter 7 bankruptcy exemptions.
Read our bankruptcy FAQs with answers to our clients’ most common bankruptcy questions about keeping assets in bankruptcy, Chapter 7 bankruptcy rules and affording your car or home mortgage payments in bankruptcy.
How Do I Get Started Filing Chapter 7? Call Our Lewisville Bankruptcy Lawyers
Bankruptcy laws in the United States were designed to help people get out from under debt. Take advantage of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy rules designed to protect you and to give you a fresh start. Contact our Lewisville bankruptcy lawyers at (972) 315-6222 today to arrange a free case review about getting back on the right track with your finances with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for debt relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.