Declaring Idaho Bankruptcy

Idaho allows debtors with an overwhelming debt load to receive help with their debts by filing bankruptcy. Bankruptcy allows a person to either reorganize their debts into a manageable debt repayment plan or, if required, the person can receive a full discharge of their debts.

Idaho allows individual debtors to file either chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Idaho Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a liquidation bankruptcy. When a person in Idaho files chapter 7 they will turn over any of their property not protected by the laws known as "bankruptcy exemptions," for liquidation and in exchange they will receive a full discharge of their debts that are eligible. Chapter 7 is intended for debtors with little or no income and assets.

ID Chapter 13 is a reorganization bankruptcy. ID debtors filing chapter 13 enter into a debt repayment plan to repay a portion of their debts over a three to five year period. Chapter 13 is intended for people with more assets and income than debtors filing chapter 7.

A Idaho attorney can help you determine which chapter of the Bankruptcy Code is right for you.

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