Cons of Filing for Bankruptcy

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Even after many benefits of declaring bankruptcy, it should always be considered a last option. Those considering bankruptcy should keep in mind the following disadvantages of filing for bankruptcy.

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  • While there are many benefits to declaring bankruptcy, bankruptcy should always be considered a last resort. Those considering bankruptcy should keep in mind the

    disadvantages of filing for bankruptcy.

    PROS AND CONS OF FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY

    Part 2: Cons of Filing for Bankruptcy

  • Part 2 The Cons of Filing for Bankruptcy

  • After you file for bankruptcy, you will lose all credit cards if they are not paid off

    before you file. In many cases, you can apply for new credit cards within 24

    months, but you will probably have to pay high interest rates and annual fees.

    You Lose All Credit Cards

  • The damage a bankruptcy has on your credit depends on how bad your credit was

    before you filed. Those with good credit will see a bigger drop than those whose

    credit is already poor. Bankruptcy will stay on your credit report for 10 years.

    Your Credit is Damaged

  • Certain debts, like student loans, back child support payments, some tax debts,

    and government fines and penalties may not be eligible to be eliminated in a

    bankruptcy. Debts incurred through fraud or debts from court judgements in

    wrongful death or injury lawsuits are also not dischargeable.

    Not All Debts Can Be Discharged

  • Depending on the type of mortgage you are looking for and the type of

    bankruptcy you filed for, you may have to wait to one to four years after the

    bankruptcy is discharged to obtain a mortgage loan.

    No New Home Mortgage

  • Court documents relating to bankruptcy are public record and can be viewed by

    anyone in the federal governments electronic records. It is also possible that your

    name could appear in a local newspaper if the paper reports on public notices.

    Bankruptcy is Public Record

  • "Pros and Cons of filing For Bankruptcy." The Law Office of Areya Holder. Holder Law, 10 September 2010. Web. 1 July

    2015.

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