A reaffirmation is an official way to “reobligate” yourself on the loan. This involves the lender sending us a reaffirmation contract to be signed by you.
New Bankruptcy Means Test Numbers Starting April 1, 2016
The U.S. Trustee Department is releasing new Census Bureau Median Family Income By Family Size numbers to be used in all Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy means test calculations for cases filed after April 1, 2016. Above are the numbers for all U.S. states and territories.
Chapter 13 is essentially a payment plan that you organize through the court system. Think of it as a consolidation loan with teeth.
There are 2 things you must do after your case is filed: (1) attend the meeting of creditors (aka the 341 hearing); and (2) complete a debtor’s education course via phone within 75 days from the date your case was filed. The 341 hearing is sometimes referred to as the meeting of creditors because your creditors can attend the meeting and ask you questions about the information contained in your petition.