Part 1 – Bankruptcy Basics

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Bankruptcy is a legal process that provides relief to many individuals who can no longer pay all of their debts.

Part 2 – Types of Bankruptcy

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There are three main types of bankruptcy cases for individuals, the most common of which are chapter 7 and chapter 13.

Part 3 – Limits of Bankruptcy

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Some debts cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy.

Part 4 – Filing for Bankruptcy

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In order to file for bankruptcy, an individual must take a credit counseling course and accurately complete and file a number of documents.

Part 5 – Creditors’ Meeting (341 Meeting)

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Every debtor is required to appear at a creditors’ meeting conducted by a trustee who asks the debtor questions about the debtor’s financial condition and gives creditors the opportunity to do the same.

Part 6 – Court Hearings

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In some cases, a debtor may be required to appear at hearings before a bankruptcy judge.

Part 7 – The Discharge

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Debtors are usually able to discharge most or all of their debts. Once a debt is discharged, a creditor may not attempt to collect it from the debtor.

Part 8 – Legal Assistance

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Debtors are strongly encouraged to find competent legal counsel.