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Bankruptcy is a legal process that allows individuals and businesses to have their debts discharged or restructured to pay them back over time. This process can be complicated, lengthy, and overwhelming for anyone facing it. Fortunately, virtual paralegals are available to help ensure the process runs smoothly. Let’s look at bankruptcy, why you might need it, and how virtual paralegals can help.

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What Is Bankruptcy? 

Bankruptcy is a legal process that allows individuals or companies to either partially or entirely wipe out their debt. If you are an individual, there are two main types of bankruptcy available to you—Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves liquidating assets to pay off creditors, while Chapter 13 involves reorganizing your debts so you can make smaller payments over time. 

When it comes to businesses, some may choose to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy—this type of bankruptcy involves the reorganization of debts in order for the business to remain operational. Other types of business bankruptcies include Chapters 7 and 12 (for farmers). It’s important to note that not all businesses qualify for each type of bankruptcy; it depends on your business and your current financial situation. 

Why Might You Need Bankruptcy?

You may need bankruptcy if you have an unmanageable debt you cannot pay off. It’s important to note that filing for bankruptcy does not necessarily mean that all of your debts will be immediately eliminated; it just means that they will be restructured in a way that makes it easier for you to manage them without putting too much strain on your finances. Additionally, filing for bankruptcy can stop creditors from harassing you about unpaid bills and give you time and breathing space to get your finances under control once again.

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Financial Impact of Bankruptcy 

The primary purpose of bankruptcy is to allow individuals to reduce or eliminate their debt in exchange for giving up certain assets, such as property or savings accounts. This can provide immediate financial relief, as individuals no longer have to worry about paying back creditors or being harassed by collections agencies. However, filing for bankruptcy also means that individuals must make lifestyle changes to stay on top of their finances and avoid future debt problems. 

Credit Score Impact of Bankruptcy 

Filing for bankruptcy will also have an immediate and long-term effect on one’s credit score. Immediately after filing for bankruptcy, an individual’s credit score will drop significantly because all open accounts are closed, and any outstanding debts are wiped clean. Over time, however, it is possible for an individual’s credit score to increase again as they pay bills on time and build a history of responsible borrowing habits. It is important to note that this process may take several years, depending on the individual’s situation. 

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How a Virtual Paralegal Can Help With Bankruptcy

Virtual paralegals are an excellent resource for attorneys who are in need of assistance with their workload. Virtual paralegals can help with all aspects of filing for bankruptcy, including collecting documents, preparing court forms and pleadings, managing timelines and deadlines, tracking payments, providing legal advice and research support, and organizing case files. Having a virtual paralegal on hand allows lawyers to focus on other tasks without worrying about getting bogged down in paperwork related to bankruptcy cases.   

In addition to helping with day-to-day tasks related to filing for bankruptcy protection, virtual paralegals can also provide valuable insights into the process from an experienced professional perspective. They have experience working with many different types of clients in various circumstances, so they can provide insight into what may work best in certain situations, as well as potential issues that could arise during the course of filing for bankruptcy protection. This knowledge can be invaluable when drafting documents or navigating difficult conversations between creditors or debtors during negotiations. 

Consult Our Virtual Paralegals

Navigating through the bankruptcy process doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming with virtual paralegals! They are trained professionals who understand every step involved in filing for bankruptcy and can help ensure everything goes smoothly from start to finish, so you don’t have anything else to worry about during this trying period in your life or business’s life! Virtual paralegals can provide valuable guidance regarding understanding what type of bankruptcy best suits your needs, helping calculate income & expenses, preparing paperwork & documents, setting up payment plans, and more! If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, don’t hesitate to contact a virtual paralegal today!

Intrepid Paralegal Solutions is a national virtual paralegal solutions provider and service. We are committed to being a completely remote work company to be more efficient. Our mission is to help our clients by providing the highest quality of virtual paralegal services and related support and consulting services. We are not lawyers (we have lawyers on staff), and we strive to connect the most qualified personnel within the legal field to allow the most fluent and unparalleled level of legal assistance possible. We offer a wide range of professional services to our clients, including:

, and recently added bankruptcy, mediation, and legal investigation services, as we are expanding with marketplace demands, and we are always looking for new clients and businesses to assist. We are committed to being a completely remote and virtual work company so that we can provide the most efficient and cost-effective services possible. If you are in need of paralegal assistance, contact us or give us a call today to speak with our team.