Considering Bankruptcy?

If you have found yourself drowning in a debt and are facing the prospect of bankruptcy you need to know the implications of bankruptcy and also the options that are available to you. Bankruptcy is not the easy way out of your financial crisis, and is something that you want to prevent if at all possible.

The consequences of bankruptcy are really something to consider, you should start doing some serious thinking if your debt situation is starting to get out of control. You should really be looking at some other options that are available to you to help you deal with your debt. However if bankruptcy is your only choice than you need to know what you are getting into.

Letís look at some of the implications of going bankrupt:

The loss some of your assets.
Assets not protected under the bankruptcy act can be sold to pay your creditors.
You will be breaking the law if you incur debt over $3,973.
Creditors for your secured debt can sell the assets that are security for the debt.
If you fail to pay the Trustee, your wages could be garnished.

Of course this list is not exhaustive, but something to give a general idea of what you may face if you go bankrupt. An individual facing bankruptcy should do more extensive research on the subject, this is just to give you an idea of what to expect. You can see your options and obtain a professional advice at

Now that we have looked at the implications of bankruptcy, letís look at some steps we might take to avoid going into it.

One thing you might want to try is debt consolidation. That is getting a personal loan to pay off the majority of your loans. Instead of making several payments you will be making one payment. This can lower payment by paying back the loan over a longer period of time and some instances you might get a better interest rate.

Another option you might try is a mortgage refinance, provided you have enough equity in your home. By refinancing your mortgage you borrow the money based on the equity that you have in your home to pay of your other loans. By refinancing and extending the term of your mortgage you lower your monthly payments thus increasing your cash flow.

A person might also enter into a debt agreement if they meet the criteria for it. A debt agreement is where a borrower reaches a compromised agreement with their creditors. It may include a payment of less than you owe, a transfer of property to cover you debt, a suspension on your debt payments, or setting up a payment schedule that you can live with.


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Consolidating my credit cards and personal loans into my mortgage is saving me more than $1,200 each month. I should have done this a long time ago. - Robert H.


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