Before filing a bankruptcy petition, it may be necessary to consider the following tips. First, find professional assistance and advice. Filing the petition without expert assistance may not be a prudent step to take. Secondly, it is important for the individual or organization to know about the various types of bankruptcy. There are bankruptcy provisions for individuals, partnerships or companies for instance. There are also other types of bankruptcy provisions as well. The importance of knowing about the different types of bankruptcy is that the debtor will be in a better position to know the most appropriate type that will best suit his or her needs and situation.
On the other hand, it is necessary for the debtor to categorize his or her debts according to priority. Even if one files for bankruptcy, there could still be those debts that cannot be covered by the procedure. Among the debts or amounts that cannot be catered for, include child maintenance fees, taxes and alimonies, where applicable.
Further, it is advisable for the debtor to evaluate all the options available to him or her. This can be made easier by the use of a lawyer. Consulting with one’s spouse before filing a bankruptcy petition is strongly recommended as opposed to doing it on one’s own. Finally, it is necessary to analyze the debts in relation to one’s assets. This is because some properties can be liquidated, while others cannot. When one files for bankruptcy, he or she is bound to lose some assets, and a keen evaluation may help the bankruptcy court to handle the available assets well. If the court feels there is any sort of mischief on the part of the debtor, this can be taken against him or her.
Basically, the above are some of the basic tips on debt management, which can help debtors to manage their debts better. To be in a better position, one needs to be aware of the types of bankruptcies that can be applied for. Likewise, the debtor should prioritize his or her debts to determine those that cannot be covered in a bankruptcy petition. He or she should also analyze the options available before filing for bankruptcy, and more importantly, he or she should be open and sincere about available assets when dealing with a bankruptcy court.
This post was last modified on December 17, 2010 14:56