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3 important points about bankruptcy to know before you file

On Behalf of | Jan 13, 2020 | Bankruptcy

Choosing to file bankruptcy is a serious decision. It will have a profound effect on your finances. This is why you need to be sure that filing is right for your situation. Even once you do file in Texas, you still need to stay on the right path and ensure the bankruptcy serves you well. 

Forbes explains that there are many things you should know about filing bankruptcy, but there are a few points people often overlook. Here are three of those points.

1. Stay on top of your credit report

After the court discharges your bankruptcy, you should do regular checks of your credit report to ensure the information is accurate. Sometimes, your discharged debts may not come off your report. To start rebuilding your credit score, you need to make sure your report is accurate, so take care of any issues as soon as possible.

2. Know what debts you cannot discharge

You cannot wipe out all your debts in bankruptcy. This is important to know because it may help you make the decision about whether to file or not. You cannot discharge taxes, child support, student loans, alimony and other types of legal obligations. If your debts largely contain these non-dischargeable debts, then filing may not be the best choice.

3. Do not be afraid of consulting a professional

Filing bankruptcy is not an easy process. There are very strict rules you must follow. In addition, you have to ensure you file the right paperwork and provide the court with the proper documentation it needs. Meeting deadlines and ensuring you follow all the bankruptcy rules is a lot to do on your own when you are unfamiliar with the process. Not to mention that there are many questions you may have along the way. These things are one reason why it is a good idea to consider consulting a professional to assist with your bankruptcy.