How can I file bankruptcy if I am broke?

Answer Believe it or not, it actually costs money to file for bankruptcy, even if you don't hire a lawyer. Before you can even file, you are required to obtain credit counseling, which can cost $75 or mor... Read More »

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How soon after filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy can you file a chapter 13 bankruptcy?

The U.S. Bankruptcy Code allows debtors to file for bankruptcy multiple times, but has changed the number of years you must wait between filings. Previously, a debtor could file under either Chapt... Read More »

Can I file for bankruptcy on SSI?

You can file bankruptcy while receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Federal law protects SSI payments from bankruptcy proceedings. However, SSI payments can be garnished to pay back taxes, ... Read More »

When can i file a second bankruptcy?

On One Hand: Sooner Than You ThinkThere are many myths as to when one is allowed to file for a second bankruptcy. Thankfully, it can be sooner than you think. According to "If the debto... Read More »

Should I file LLC bankruptcy?

On One Hand: LLC As A PartnershipThe Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) is a relatively new business form, and currently there is no bankruptcy code or law directly addressing LLCs. The judge, the... Read More »