Qualifying For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: The Means Test Made Simple (Sort of)

Much has been written about the now infamous means test; Congress’ answer to the credit card lobby’s complaints that too many Americans who could afford to pay back some of their debts were allowed to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. The means test effectively tries to divert some consumers with “above average” income into a chapter 13 repayment plan. To be sure, the means test is a complicated labrynth, best navigated with the help of a good bankruptcy attorney, however, in this post, we’ll try to take some of the mystery out of the process...

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