Business Debt Relief

: Reese Baker & Associates

  Filed under: Chapter 11

Business debt reliefSo your business is facing, or is already in serious financial trouble, you need to consider a few avenues of business debt relief. While debt is not all bad, there is a specific sweet spot within which your debt will keep your business productive. Once you breach this point, you risk going into a downward spiral and that is something that you have to avoid.

Here are a few pointers that can help you in such times.

Business debt relief

Taxes: Regardless of where your finances are, always keep your tax situation current. Never, under any circumstance skip taxes. They will pile up and cause all kinds of trouble. Even bankruptcy will not make taxes go away if they are pending.

Do not hide assets: Many business owners transfer their assets to other people. By doing this, people think they can save a few dregs of their business. It is illegal and hiding assets can land you in the middle of criminal charges for fraud.

All creditors are equal: Never pay one over another. There will be a thorough study of your credit and payments history. If you have shown preferential treatment for one creditor over another, your lenders might not take too kindly to it. You might lose any chance of renegotiation of loans.

Be insured: Insurance providers are skeptical about offering insurance policies to failed businesses. If you are facing bankruptcy, or are planning to file, make sure you renew your insurance beforehand. The company cannot refuse to cover you if you have, so far kept all your payments on time.

Not all the financial troubles that your business faces will stem out of something that you did. It is also not always someone’s wrongdoing. The market forces and the push and pull of various other geopolitical tensions can have a detrimental effect on your debt situation. If your company is facing debt problems, contact a Houston bankruptcy lawyer to discuss your options for debt relief.