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How Chapter 13 bankruptcy could help you pay child support

All family law courts in the United States place a high importance on a parent's child support obligations. This means that child support cannot be discharged in any type of bankruptcy. In other words, courts always expect parents to pay their support obligations regardless of their financial situations.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy | The upside vs. the downside

You probably already know how difficult it is to stay ahead in the nation's economic environment. Despite your very best efforts, you may have reached the conclusion that bankruptcy is the only way to address your financial hardships. While it can be a sad realization, you are in good company as many other Wisconsin residents are in the same situation.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Wisconsin | An overview

If you are like most residents in the Appleton region of Wisconsin, filing for bankruptcy is the last debt relief solution on your list of options. People naturally fear bankruptcy even though it does not carry the stigma it once did. When you realize that this option is your best choice, you must then decide whether to pursue a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 bankruptcy.

You can file for bankruptcy, even with a job and a good income

There is sometimes a stereotype about bankruptcy, in which people believe they have to be in absolutely dire straights to file. They need to be unemployed, swamped in debt, facing foreclosure, and with no other way out.

Can you pay off your Chapter 13 bankruptcy early?

When you enter into Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a repayment plan is created. This may take 60 months to complete, and you have to stay current on the monthly payments. What you may be wondering, though, is if you can pay it all off early to get yourself out of bankruptcy.

What if you need a new car during a bankruptcy?

Most people in Wisconsin need a vehicle in order to maintain a job. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, people will often have a vehicle that they are paying through their Chapter 13 plan. But because many Chapter 13s have a duration of five years, there are also many individuals who will have a car that needs to be replaced due to age or mechanical issues during the life of their plan.