In this video, our Polk County Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorneys explain the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and a zero percent plan. Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves liquifying all the debtor's assets, administering those funds to the debtor's secured and priority debts, and wiping out all the unsecured debt, non-priority debt. All of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filer's debt is discharged after the bankruptcy process; however, she still has to pay priority debts such as child support, certain tax debts, and alimony. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor agrees to a three- to five-year repayment plan that includes their unsecured debt, such as credit card payments and medical bills, and any arrearages on secured and priority debt. It's the most popular bankruptcy option for those who don't qualify for Chapter 7 or want to keep their home, car, or any other nonexempt property. A zero percent plan combines the benefits of not paying any money towards nonpriority unsecured debts with the ability to retain personal assets, such as a home and vehicle. A chapter 13 zero percent plan is only available to those that qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy via the Mean's Test. Most Chapter 13 filers have higher incomes, and the filer must use any disposable income to pay unsecured nonpriority debts.