Alternatives to BankruptcyBankruptcy is a legal term that means the inability or impairment of ability of any individual, organization, or business to make payments to their creditors. The process of bankruptcy allows the affected party to discharge most of its debts, but the disadvantage is that it is very difficult for the bankrupt individual, organization or company to borrow in the future. If you want to avoid the negative effects of bankruptcy, then you must look at the various bankruptcy alternatives that are available out there.Taking No ActionIf a company declares bankruptcy or for that matter even an individual then the creditors won’t be able to obtain a judgment against them. A judgment enables creditors to not only seize certain types of property but also garnish wages etc. There are common cases wherein debtors have no wages to their name, neither any property and hence a judgment won’t affect them in any way or form.Debtors with no assets will have no creditors initiating action against them as there is absolutely nothing for them to gain. After enough time has passed the debts incurred by the debtor will be removed from the credit history. ‘Taking no action’, is a good idea if there are no assets or income for the creditor to garnish. Don’t declare bankruptcy and take no action.Self Management of MoneyDebt is a direct result of spending more than you can afford or more than your revenue or income. If this debt needs to be reduced, then it would be a good idea to manage existing capital in a careful manner and reduce the monthly spending. For this to happen, it is advisable to create a personal budget wherein one needs to analyze expenses and identify areas that would reduce expenses.Creditor NegotiationCreditors are intelligent and understand the reason for the debtor thinking about the bankruptcy option. The reason being, that they are saddled with excessive debts and think that they have no other option but to declare bankruptcy. All creditors want at least a portion of their money back, and hence are quite willing to strike a deal with the debtor through negotiation of the settlement. At least through negotiation there is hope that they will get some amount of money, but if the debtor declares bankruptcy then their money is all but lost to them.Negotiation is a good alternative if as a debtor you have sufficient income or you have some assets that can be liquidated, and whose proceeds can then be used to get rid of the debt.Restructuring the DebtThis is a popular bankruptcy alternative, which involves a private company or a sovereign entity that is facing the problem of cash flow or is in financial distress, to not only renegotiate upon its delinquent debts but also reduce them. This helps in the restoration of the liquidity or also the rehabilitation of the company, so that it can continue its operations.