If you're overwhelmed with debt, bankruptcy can allow you to get a fresh start... But it's important to know what you're getting into. Get step-by-step guides for filing Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and find out any pitfalls and legal challenges you might run into.
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What Is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?
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How To Avoid Bankruptcy and Spare Your Credit
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What Is Chapter 15 Bankruptcy?
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This is How Much You Can Expect to Pay to File for Bankruptcy
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If You Declare Bankruptcy, Can You Keep Some Credit Cards?
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What Are Nonexempt Assets in a Bankruptcy Case?
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What Is Chapter 12 Bankruptcy?
What to know about bankruptcy discharge of debt. A bankruptcy discharge is a court order that relieves you of your obligation to pay a debt following a bankruptcy hearing case While collectors are prohibited from taking collection action on a discharged debt, they can still repossess and sell any property attached to a loan Credit card debt, medical bills, and personal loans are a few types of debt with a good chance of being discharged Child support, fines resulting from criminal activity, and student loans are debts that can’t be discharged under Chapter 7 bankruptcy
What Is a Bankruptcy Discharge?
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Too Broke to File Bankruptcy? Here's help.
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How much will my Chapter 13 payment be?
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What Is Liquidated Debt?
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How to Handle a Garnishment
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What Is a Bankruptcy Trustee?
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What Is Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?
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How Soon Can I Qualify for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy?
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What Is a Preferential Transfer?
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Keep Your Ride: Do Not Lose Your Car in Bankruptcy
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What Is Involuntary Bankruptcy?
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Filing Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer: Can or Should You?
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What Is Voluntary Bankruptcy?
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What Are Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions?
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How to File a Bankruptcy Proof of Claim Form
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How Long Does Bankruptcy's Automatic Stay Last?
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Can I File Bankruptcy Without My Spouse?
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Understanding Bankruptcy Schedules
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History of Bankruptcy in the United States
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Tips for Choosing Do-It-Yourself Bankruptcy Software
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What's the Difference Between General Discharge vs. Dischargeability?
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Can I Get Rid of Child Support and Alimony If I File Bankruptcy?
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What Is a Bankruptcy Rule 2004 Exam?
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What Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
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Filing Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer: Chapter 13 Issues
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Overview of the Bankruptcy Statement of Financial Affairs
Just How Bad is Bankruptcy for Your Credit Score?
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Learn about the California 703 exemption scheme for bankruptcy cases.
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Dismissing a Bankruptcy Case Without Discharge
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Can Your Bankruptcy Discharge Be Denied?
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How to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy
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Can I Use My Credit Card to Pay My Bankruptcy Fees?
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Reasons to File Bankruptcy Now to Get the Maximum Benefits Available
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How to Stop Creditor Calls After a Bankruptcy
Debt-to-Equity Ratio Definition
Which Is Better: Debt Management Plan or Bankruptcy?
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Pay the Value—Save the Car in Chapter 7
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How Bankruptcy Affects Your Job
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Who Files for Bankruptcy?
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How to fill out Bankruptcy Schedule C to claim exemptions
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Learn More About the Bankruptcy Statement of Intention
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Can You Lose Your Retirement in a Bankruptcy?
What happens to property I lose in a bankruptcy case?
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What Is Nondischargeable Debt?
Discharging Debts: Car, Home and Other Secured Loans
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Removing Bankruptcy's Automatic Stay: Past Due Car and House Payments
Practical Steps You Must Take to File Medical Bankruptcy
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How to Fill Out Bankruptcy Schedule D
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Surviving the Holidays After a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Are You Avoiding Bankruptcy Due to Stigma?
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The Three Biggest Bankruptcy Fears
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How to Lose Your Bankruptcy Discharge