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A bankruptcy covers the debts you owe as of the moment you file your case, not future debts. So how do you know when to file your case?

In last week’s blog post we introduced how to time your bankruptcy filing. We gave a list of 15 examples of timing considerations. Today we start with the first example: timing your bankruptcy filing so that it covers as many debts as possible.

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The timing of your bankruptcy case is important, sometimes extremely important. It can determine if your case is as successful as it can be.

Five weeks ago we started a series on why you should get legal advice from a bankruptcy lawyer. We’ve also been making a point of showing why it’s smart to do so early, when you start considering bankruptcy.

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If you’re considering filing bankruptcy, what debts can you incur and which should you avoid? What are the possible consequences?


Two weeks ago we listed 5 crucial things you’d benefit from learning about if you’re thinking about bankruptcy:

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Co-signed debts get tougher if your co-signer challenges the discharge of your obligation to him or her, or if the debt isn’t dischargeable.

Last week we discussed obligations on co-signed debts, both to the joint creditor and to your co-signer. In that discussion we assumed that both those obligations could be discharged (written off) in bankruptcy. But what if the co-signer challenges your ability to discharge the debt? And what if the underlying debt can’t be discharged, such as a recent income tax? We address these two situations today.

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If you have a co-signed debt, you have two separate sets of concerns. Those having to do with your common creditor, and those with co-debtor.


If you have a co-signed debt you tend to be more concerned about one of two sets of problems. You’re either mostly worried about the other co-signer, or about the creditor you’re both owe on the debt. It’s likely smart to be aware of both. Let’s start with concerns about the creditor.

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