Bankruptcy Help – is a legal process through which people or other entities who cannot repay debts to creditors may seek relief from some or all of their debts. In most jurisdictions, bankruptcy is imposed by a court order, often initiated by the debtor.
Bankruptcy help is not the only legal status that an insolvent person may have, and the term bankruptcy is therefore not a synonym for insolvency.
It is very difficult to discharge federal or federally guaranteed student loan debt by filing bankruptcy. Unlike most other debts, those student loans may be discharged only if the person seeking discharge establishes specific grounds for discharge under the Brunner test, under which the court evaluates three factors:
- If required to repay the loan, the borrower cannot maintain a minimal standard of living;
- The borrower’s financial situation is likely to continue for most or all of the repayment period;
- The borrower has made a good faith effort to repay the student loans.
Even if a debtor proves all three elements, a court may permit only a partial discharge of the student loan. Student loan borrowers may benefit from restructuring their payments through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan, but few qualify for discharge of part or all of their student loan debt.
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Attorney C. Stephen Gurdin Jr. Bankruptcy Law
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