Bankruptcy Law

If you are considering filing Bankruptcy it is extremely important that you familiarize yourself with bankruptcy law and the recent changes to the backruptcy code in the United States.

The New Bankruptcy Laws

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, as it is formally known, has made filing bankruptcy a considerably more tedious and time consuming process than it already was. However, the end result is an increased and direct benefit to the debtor. Some particular changes to note are:

  • some filers with higher incomes aren't allowed to file Chapter 7
  • All debtors must under go credit counselling through an approved course provider
  • Bankruptcy attorneys must file additional paperwork providing more detailed documentation of income
  • Disposable income measured through a standarized Means Test

These are just some of the many changes made to bankruptcy law in the U.S. The rules and regulations regarding bankruptcy filings are many and complex. You should seek the professional consultation and advice of an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your area as you consider filing for bankruptcy.


Bankruptcy Term of the Day

Discharge

A discharge in the bankruptcy process is the complete forgiveness of all or part of a debt. All bankruptcies can discharge debt

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Latest Bankruptcy Question

If I file bankruptcy on a creditor, can they object?

If you file bankruptcy, under specific conditions, your creditors are legally allowed to object to the Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 discharge.

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