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Considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy may help Tennessee residents

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2015 | Chapter 13, Firm News

When Tennessee residents hear someone mention the state of the economy, many of them may quickly become uninterested. The economy has been the reasoning behind many hardships that individuals have had to face. Some parties may become more interested now that the economy is seemingly heading in a more positive direction. However, many residents may still be holding on to debt that was accrued and is still being accrued due to financial difficulties, and considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy may not be a negative option.

Though the ideal situation would be to not need to borrow money, many individuals have not found themselves in that situation. The circumstances that they do face may have come about due to the economic state or due to other factors, such as unexpected medical expenses. Financial upheaval can at times come seemingly out of nowhere, and parties can find themselves in a very difficult spot.

Anyone can find him- or herself in such a sudden situation, and paying back debt may become a considerable burden. Prices on consumer goods are ever changing, and a person who was just getting by may soon have a greater reliance on credit if prices increase and they are unable to fully afford their needs. The situation can become stressful and overwhelming, but there are ways to effectively handle debt.

Understanding the specific circumstances of their situation is important for Tennessee residents who want to get a handle on their finances. Having this better understanding may help them determine whether they could potentially qualify for Chapter 13 or other types of bankruptcy. Bankruptcy may seem like a frightening option, but it could be exceedingly helpful for parties with a substantial debt burden.

Source:, “Good Debt, Bad Debt: It’s Mostly Bad For You“, Lawrence Carrel, Jan. 2, 2015