Who is qualified to file for bankruptcy?

Answer Individuals desiring to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy must meet certain qualifications. Bankruptcy laws vary from state to state.QualificationsFactors that determine if an individual ... Read More »

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How to File Taxes as a Qualified Widow or Widower?

If you became a widow or widower during the tax year, you can file jointly for that tax year. If you have a dependent child, you may be able to file taxes as a qualified widow or widower for the 2 ... Read More »

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 »

Did GM file for bankruptcy?

General Motors (GM) officially filed for bankruptcy on June 1, 2009. GM sold several of its brands, including Hummer and Saab, in an attempt to restructure the company. A slimmed-down GM emerged fr... 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 »