Brooklyn, NY asked in Bankruptcy for New York

Q: Do I need to file bankrupsy chapter 7 . Single dont own anything unfortunately. On ssd. Have a personal loan

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Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Wantagh, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Although you have no assets for creditors to take, you might decide you don't want the hassle of collection calls, or just in case you receive non-exempt assets or income in the future, that these are not taken from you by a potential judgment. However, you may decide it is too expensive to file bankruptcy, and it's not worth it. You'd also want to consider the implications of filing bankruptcy (whether you really don't have any non-exempt assets, or other issues that may come up). You should consult with a bankruptcy attorney to go over your specific situation before deciding. There are attorneys who offer free consultations.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Probably, yes.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Clifton, NJ

A: The best and safest way to proceed is to file an Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. You will be able to get a fresh start and rebuild your credit after you receive your discharge in Bankruptcy. If you cannot afford an attorney contact legal aid. Good luck.

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