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  • A Guide to Bankruptcy

    An overview of consumer bankruptcy law. Read More

    By:
    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Bankruptcy

    Information on bankruptcy procedures and law Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services
  • Bankruptcy Basics

    This pamphlet provides basic information on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws. It also provides a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
  • Bankruptcy Basics (Video)

    Nine-part video presentation from the U.S. Courts providing an overview of the basic bankruptcy process. Developed from the Federal Judiciary publication "Bankruptcy Basics." Read More

    By:
    U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Bankruptcy - What It Can and What It Can't Do For You

    Informational brochure on bankruptcy, what it can do for you and what it cannot do for you, what different types of bankruptcies to consider, what property can I keep, etc. Content Detail

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • The Discharge in Bankruptcy

    This information from "Bankruptcy Basics" attempts to answer some basic questions about the discharge available to individual debtors. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
  • Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney

    Information from the federal judiciary for individual sho are thinking about filing for bankruptcy without the assistance of an attorney. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
  • Bankruptcy Overview (Video)

    This educational video from the Legal Aid Network of Kentucky and Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Kentucky provides an overview of bankruptcy law. This video provides legal information and not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Network of Kentucky
  • Bankruptcy Counseling Requirements

    This handout provides an overview about the credit counseling and debtor education now required in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • North Penn Legal Services Bankruptcy Clinic Video

    This video from North Penn Legal Services features a question and answer session from a Bankruptcy Clinic held by North Penn Legal Services addressing issues relating to bankruptcy proceedings and the effects of bankruptcy on various types of debts. (41:01) Read More

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
  • Bankruptcy Class - Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (Video)

    The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have partnered for over 10 years to provide free legal information to their community. Boyd students, supervised by attorneys, teach the informational classes. This video of their Bankruptcy class, offered in seven continuously running segments, was generously produced by the staff of Vegas PBS. Although some parts of this class discusses Nevada law (particularly the discussion of Exemptions), which does not apply to Pennsylvania residents, the majority of the discussion concerns federal bankruptcy law which applies across the United States. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Filing for Bankruptcy: What to Know About Credit Counseling

    If you plan to file for bankruptcy protection, you must get credit counseling from a government-approved organization within 180 days before you file. This provides information on that requirement and how to satisfy it. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Civil Issues Relating to Bankruptcy (Audio-MP3)

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA. (6/14/07) This episode features information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings, and recent changes in federal bankruptcy law. (28:14)Host - Jennifer Krause, NWLS AttorneyGuests - Federal Bankruptcy Judge Warren Bentz, Joy Smith, NWLS Attorney. Click on the title above to listen to the program. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Bankruptcy

    Answers to common questions on bankruptcy. Content Detail

    By:
    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • If I file for bankruptcy, do I get to keep any possessions?

    Bankruptcy information from the Allegheny County Bar Association Content Detail

    By:
    Allegheny County Bar Association