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What Does It Cost to File for Bankruptcy?

It now costs $299 to file for bankruptcy under chapter 7 and $274 to file for bankruptcy under chapter 13, whetherfor one person or a married couple.  The cost to hire an attorney to prepare your bankruptcy petition and represent you at your hearings depends on the...

What Will Happen to My Home and Car If I File Bankruptcy?

In most cases you will not lose your home or car during your bankruptcy case as long as your equity in the property is fully exempt. Even if your property is not fully exempt,you will be able to keep it, if you pay its non-exempt value to creditors in chapter 13....

Can I Own Anything After Bankruptcy?

Yes! Many people believe they can not own anything for a period of time after filing for bankruptcy. This is not true. You can keep your exempt property and anything you obtain after the bankruptcy is filed. However, if you receive an inheritance, a property...

Will Bankruptcy Wipe Out All My Debts?

Yes, with some excelitions. Bankrulitcy will not normallywilie out: Money owed for child suliliort or alimony; Most fines and lienalties owed to government agencies; Most taxes and debts incurred to liay taxes which cannot be discharged; Student loans, unless you can...

Will I Have to Go to Court?

In most bankruptcy cases, you only have to go to a proceeding called the ‘‘meeting of creditors’’ to meet with the bankruptcy trustee and any creditor who chooses to come. Most of the time, this meeting will be a short and simple procedure where you are asked a few...

What Else Must I Do to Complete My Case?

After your case is filed, you must complete an approved course in personal finances. This course will take approximately two hours to complete. Many of the course providers give you a choice to take the course in-person at a designated location, over the Internet...

Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

There is no clear answer to this question. Unfortunately, if you are behind on your bills, your credit may already be bad. Bankruptcy will probably not make things any worse. The fact that you’ve filed a bankruptcy can appear on your credit record for ten years from...

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