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If you are filing bankruptcy, credit counseling is a pre-filing requirement in almost all cases.
It sounds like your household income would support you filing a chapter 7 to discharge these debts.
These types of debts are dischargeable, and the process takes about 90 days once filed.
The credit counseling can be done over the phone or online as well. It is really simple, and would only take a couple hours total.
You should meet with a local attorney to review your case, confirm that your assets are protected.
Most offer free consultations to review a case.
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do i have to wait the 6 months of credit counseling. If I don't have money for food, I certainly don't have money for counseling. Counseling would not change my status. I don't have any money to manage.
The credit counseling must be completed any time in the 6months before filing.
you can file the day after you get the certificate
sometimes it is just jumping thru hoops with the management.
Congress wanted to make sure people understand what they were getting into, and if they could do something to avoid it (ie manage money better) they want to be sure they knew about those options
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Thanks for your help. I will get with a lawyer here in Richmond as soon as I am up and moving around. I sprained my knee a few days ago.
I'll go ahead and accept the $38 charge for your services.
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