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  • After studying bankruptcy laws for decades, facing bankrupty multiple times and filing bankruptcy myself, I decided to start this Bankruptcy Laws website to answer many bankruptcy questions that anyone thinking of filing bankruptcy may have in mind. Our Bankruptcy FAQ will answer basic questions on bankruptcy. Bankruptcy seems to be on most people's mind as a last resort when nothing else works.
  • Filing bankruptcy is often the last financial resort that offers debtors a way out of financial turmoil. Bankruptcy laws have been changed many times over the years and recently the new bankruptcy laws have made it harder for people to seek bankruptcy protection. For example it used to be easier to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy than it is now.
  • Before filing bankruptcy, you should read the Bankruptcy FAQ below. The Bankruptcy FAQ contains a lot of information to help you decide if filing bankruptcy is for you. If not the Q&A in the Bankruptcy FAQ will help you find solutions to your problems.
  • People who file bankruptcy think that it is impossible to get credit cards years after bankruptcy. This is not entirely true. Although it is hard to get a large loans or mortgages for those who have filed bankruptcy, credit cards are easier to get. You just have to know how to go about getting them.
  • Sometimes a student loan can lead to bankruptcy. Many people who file bankruptcy have a student loan or more. Then the question becomes what happens to the student loan when a bankruptcy is filed. Additionally, when filing chapter 7 bankruptcy, student loan is treated differently from filing chapter 13 bankruptcy.
  • Many people want to know if it is difficult or possible to refinance after bankruptcy. Although it is harder to refinance after bankruptcy, it is not impossible. Also, the longer you wait after bankruptcy, the easier it is to refinance a loan. Most lenders want to see that you can keep paying bills after bankruptcy before they qualify you for a refinance.
  • The Bankruptcy Code detailing bankrupcy laws have been amended many times since its enactment. Bankrupcy laws have changed over the past years. The old bankrupcy laws made it easier for people to file bankruptcy than the new bankrupcy laws.
  • When a person wants to file bankruptcy, he/she usually seek the help of a bankruptcy lawyer. Bankruptcy lawyers work at bankruptcy law firms and there are many bankruptcy law firms in every big city. If you don't want to deal with big bankruptcy law firms, there are also smaller bankruptcy law firms that you can get free consultation with online.
  • Not only an individual can file bankruptcy, a small business bankruptcy is also common. How a small business bankruptcy works depends on the legal structure of the small business. Most small business bankruptcy cases are either chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, chapter 13 bankruptcy cases or chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, although some may file chapter 12 bankruptcy.
  • When times are tough, it is easy to ask how to go bankrupt. When people know how to go bankrupt and know how easy it is to do, it is very tempting to just fill out the paperwork and file bankruptcy. But it is important to know that even if you know how to go bankrupt and know that it is easy, think about the long term effect of what it will do to your life, your family and your business.
  • Some people spell the word bankruptcy as bankrupsy. The correct spelling is bankruptcy. But, no matter how people spell it, bankrupsy or bankruptcy, the meaning is the same. People file for bankrupsy protection when they are way behind on their debts and cannot afford to pay the creditors.

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