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Desperately Seeking Bankruptcy Information


Finding bankruptcy information is not that difficult as long as you don't have to interpret it. The US courts even have a website where you can read all about the bankruptcy law, but it's also full of comments like, "Such advice may be obtained from a competent attorney, accountant, financial adviser." In other words, you need to hire an attorney that specializes in bankruptcies if you plan on making sure you follow the law and are taking advantage of all the remedies the law offers.

There is plenty of bankruptcy information that can apply in your situation, but there's just as much that has no bearing. But if you are like most people, you want a good idea of how the bankruptcy law can help you before you even consult with an attorney. Despite what you see on television, many people have never spoken with an attorney before this time. So it is good to read the basic bankruptcy information and have a general understanding of the law.

A bankruptcy is a process established by law to provide relief to individuals and businesses that are unable to pay their debts. Millions of individuals file bankruptcy every year. The first thing you do is find an attorney experienced in the practice of bankruptcy law in your state. Once you choose an attorney, you will be asked to complete several forms which list your personal income and expenses and your personal balance sheet. The information you provide will include both secured and unsecured debt.

The attorney will review your bankruptcy information and determine which chapter filing will give you the most relief. Once that decision has been made you will probably have little more to do. The court appoints a trustee that you must appear before, but chances are you will never have to go to court or appear before the judge. The attorney will do all creditor contacting. In fact, if a creditor contacts you once you have declared bankruptcy, the attorney will respond for you.

The one thing the courts and the trustee will not do is provide advice. The court is not there to counsel but rather to discharge debts or determine a fair repayment plan. The court is looking at both side of the issue – the creditors and the debtors. You have to remember that you incurred the debt and agreed to the terms of repayment.

With basic bankruptcy information in hand, you will know whether it is time to pursue debt relief through the courts. The best thing you can do though is to take advantage of the bankruptcy attorney's experience and knowledge. Once the bankruptcy is completed you can begin rebuilding your credit again. Though this will take some time, you will be amazed at how quickly you are able to improve your credit rating.