What are the main differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges debts while Chapter 13 reorganizes them, meaning that with Chapter 13, people make ongoing payments for several years according to a plan. Chapter 7 bankruptcy filers do not make ongoing debt payments. Businesses cannot file under Chapter 13. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is for people with limited incomes and people who do not pass the means test cannot file this type of bankruptcy.