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Is it possible to be happy during bankruptcy?

Taking the decision to file for bankruptcy is a big step. For many, taking such an action means that the debtor feels that their debts are too overwhelming to tackle alone. Debts can be a huge source of stress, particularly when creditors are being persistent in their collection efforts. By taking action to file for bankruptcy, debtors can halt foreclosure actions and make a start on repaying debts, either through a repayment plan or by liquidating assets.

New rules may give creditors more access to your life

Right now, there are limits on how often creditors can contact you to demand payment -- and by what methods. Legitimate debt collection companies know they have to abide by these limits and that there are stiff penalties for crossing them. They can even be sued by the debtors they're trying to collect from if they go too far over the line.

Benefits to bankruptcy's 'automatic stay'

Reclaiming your financial security is one of the most common reasons why people opt to file for bankruptcy. There are other benefits that occur when you file. One of these is the automatic stay. Many people who file bankruptcy find this order to be one of the most pleasant things that happens when their case is started.

5 ways to use your tax refund to pay down debts

Many people look forward to receiving an income tax refund because of the financial boost. If you are planning on filing for bankruptcy, you can use this extra money to augment your financial situation before the filing. Make sure you don't file for bankruptcy until you have your tax refund in your hand since the trustee will get the refund you file before you have it.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help you regain financial control

Some people who need to seek bankruptcy protection will file for Chapter 7. This is known as liquidation bankruptcy because your nonexempt assets will be handed over to the bankruptcy trustee and liquidated with the proceeds going to pay your creditors. If there are balances left on any of your accounts after this, those will be forgiven when the case is discharged.

Use bankruptcy to keep creditors in their place

When you file for bankruptcy, you have to think carefully about how it will impact your finances. For many people, filing for bankruptcy helps immensely because it does away with a lot of the debts that are crushing them. Sometimes, the best thing that you can do is wipe the slate clean and turn over a new financial leaf.

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