How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Cara O'Neill, Albin Renauer


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If you’re overwhelmed by debt, the bankruptcy system can help. How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy provides the clear information and step-by-step instructions you’ll need to get through the entire process without an attorney.

The book will help you determine whether you qualify for relief and whether filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy will help you solve your debt issues. You’ll also learn how to:

  • stop wage garnishments and lawsuits
  • wipe out qualifying debt
  • deal with debts you’ve secured with collateral
  • keep as much property as possible, and
  • rebuild credit after bankruptcy.

The 21st edition includes revised instructions for all of the new user-friendly bankruptcy forms, changes to state exemption laws (which determine what property bankruptcy filers can keep), and important legal updates.

Please note: This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations, or individual repayment plans (Chapter 13). For Chapter 13 bankruptcy, see Nolo's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.