It is truly a frustrating situation for any person to have overwhelming debts, and it can be even more worrisome if a person just lost his or her job. Unemployed individuals and those who are underemployed with overwhelming debts should know there is a bankruptcy option available for them.
While unemployed individuals may not be allowed to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy due to its repayment plan, they could be eligible to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Chapter 7 is a viable option for financially distressed people because they can continue seeking bankruptcy protection without worrying about having a repayment plan. This type of bankruptcy is designed for debtors who are not getting any income or those who are earning a very small amount of income.
If you have made the difficult decision to file for bankruptcy due to overwhelming debt, working with a knowledgeable attorney is important, especially if you are unaware of the complicated filing process. Get in touch with a Birmingham attorney at Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC today by calling (205) 324-4000 to see how we can make the process easier for you.