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Bankruptcy Filings Decline in 2012

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Bankruptcy filings in the federal courts fell 13 percent in calendar year 2012, according to data released today by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The number of bankruptcies filed in the 12-month period ending December 31, 2012, totaled 1,221,091, down from the 1,410,653 bankruptcies filed in CY 2011. Statistics released today include business and non-business filings for the ... Read More »

How to File Bankruptcy Yourself

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Here is an overview about how to file bankruptcy yourself and what to expect. Businesses must have a lawyer or attorney to register a bankruptcy case. Individuals, can, may represent themselves in bankruptcy court. While people can file a bankruptcy case without a attorney or “pro se,” it is seriously difficult to do it competently. It is particularly important that ... Read More »

Is Bankruptcy Right For Me?

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Bankruptcy Basics Most people think of bankruptcy as a process in which you go to court and get your debts erased. It’s not that simple. In fact, there are two types of bankruptcy: the familiar liquidation bankruptcy, where your debts are wiped out (Chapter 7 bankruptcy) and “reorganization” bankruptcy, where you partially or fully repay your debts. The reorganization bankruptcy ... Read More »

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