The Serendipitous Side Effects of Chapter 13

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee

For many of us involved in the day to day functioning of consumer bankruptcy and Chapter 13 in particular, we innately feel the inherent benefits that flow to a debtor who successfully completes a Chapter 13 plan. Aside from the enormous sense of accomplishment justly realized by the “successful” debtor, we see people emerge from Chapter 13 free from most debt, empowered with an ability to “live on less” (or at least live within a budget), and, freed from the burdens of paying a . . .

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