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Can I lose my job because of bankruptcy?

Many individuals worry that bankruptcy may ruin their professional lives as well as their personal lives. While it is true that bankruptcy often carries some social stigma, the law does offer some important protections to debtors when it comes to the workplace. If you have concerns about your bankruptcy's effect on your career, the law is written in your favor.

Do I have the right to discharge my debt through Chapter 13?

The strength of the court to enforce bankruptcy rights is an important, if often misunderstood, aspect of the law. Individuals who choose to pursue a Chapter 13 bankruptcy generally enjoy the right to discharge debt, outside of a relatively small list of exceptions. This means that a debtor who properly executes a Chapter 13 plan and finishes making all of the payments according to that plan has the right to the accompanying debt discharge, and the creditor cannot legally object.

If you walk away from your mortgage, you might walk into trouble

Most Ohio residents know what it's like to face financial challenges. In fact, you'd likely be hard-pressed to find an average citizen in the nation who hasn't had money trouble at one time or another. Sometimes, things just get a little out of hand -- perhaps, unexpected medical bills arise, or someone loses a job, and it suddenly becomes difficult to make ends meet. Many people facing such circumstances simply set their bills aside while they put food on their tables and otherwise cover the cost of daily living.

Bankruptcy can offer serious medical debt relief

If you are like thousands of Americans, you didn't get yourself into an unbearable debt situation through frivolous spending — you simply had bad luck surrounding medical costs. A huge number of Americans are swimming in medical debt that threatens to drown them each month. While the matter remains exceptionally politicized for individuals of every political persuasion, everyone agrees that medical costs across the country have skyrocketed out of control, and everyday Americans are suffering.