Debt or Discharge?
Debt or discharge, that is the question. But what does it mean? Simply put, its a decision. It’s a decision whether to live with debt or without it. Discharge is the end result of a bankruptcy. When you file bankruptcy, here in Sacramento or elsewhere, you have debt. Likely a lot of it. Enough debt to prompt you to file for bankruptcy. But, again, why?
Bankruptcy is a legal process that can eliminate your debt. The end result of a bankruptcy filing is a discharge. Here is an explanation of it from the Sacramento bankruptcy court. A discharge is a legal order from the bankruptcy court. It orders your debts no more. Hence the title of this blog being debt or discharge.
Before you get the discharge, you must complete the bankruptcy filing process. It’s not too difficult to do with legal guidance. But it must be done right. Otherwise, no discharge. Then your debt or discharge question is answered for you. Some of the basic components of a bankruptcy filing are listing your creditors and assets. You have to put down everyone you owe money. Even if is Aunt Edna or Uncle Charlie. Everyone must go onto the list, or schedules in bankruptcy. Including your assets is an obvious one. Bankruptcy law allows you to protect, or exempt, your property. But you have to list it.
When the bankruptcy filing process is done, the judge orders orders a discharge. Poof, no more debt or discharge dilemma. Maybe this is an oversimplification. But maybe it’s not. The point is you have a choice choice. There are several facts that lead to debt. And there are several factors that can lead to a discharge. Each debtor is different. But all have options.
Contact my office for a free consultation to evaluate your options.