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Bankruptcy: Basic Information & Things to Consider

Bankruptcy

Last updated on 05/27/2021 at 5:57 pm

View the Bankruptcy Toolkit for a video and more information about bankruptcy.

What is bankruptcy?

What is the difference between a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

What must I do before I file for bankruptcy?

What is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

What debts can’t be discharged in bankruptcy?

In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, what happens to property I’m buying on credit?

In a Chapter 7, what happens to property I can’t protect from my creditors?

What is a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, what happens to property I’m buying on credit?

In a Chapter 13, what happens to property I can’t protect from my creditors?

What is the filing fee for a bankruptcy?

What happens to debt collection after I file for bankruptcy?

What papers do I have to file with my bankruptcy?

What happens if I make a mistake in my bankruptcy papers?

Do I have to go to court?

Can I be discriminated against (or treated differently) because of a bankruptcy?

How will bankruptcy affect my credit?

Can I file bankruptcy without an attorney?

How often can I file a bankruptcy?

If I can file bankruptcy now, why should I wait?

What are the alternatives to bankruptcy?