Bankruptcy (Chapter 13)
The reorganization for consumers, in which you partially or fully repay your debts. In Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, you keep your property and use your income to pay all or a portion of the debts over three to five years. The minimum amount you must repay is roughly equal to your nonexempt property. In addition, you must pledge your disposable net income – after subtracting reasonable expenses – for the period during which you are making payments. At the end of the three-to-five-year period, the balance of what you owe on most debts is erased.