Bankruptcy Basics - for cases filed on or after 10/17/2005

Bankruptcy Basics provides basic information to debtors, creditors, court personnel, the media, and the general public on different aspects of federal bankruptcy law. It also provides individuals who may be considering filing a bankruptcy petition with a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process.

Bankruptcy Basics