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Debt and Bankruptcy - State Laws

DelawareDelaware Code Title 10 > Chapter 73 - Insolvency
MaineMaine Revised Statutes > Title 10 > Chapter 211 - Insolvent Law
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 14 > Chapter 701 - Actions By Or Against Bankrupts And Insolvents
New HampshireNew Hampshire Revised Statutes > Title LVII - Insolvency Proceedings And Assignments For Creditors
North DakotaNorth Dakota Code > Title 13 - Debtor and Creditor Relationship
South DakotaSouth Dakota Laws > Title 54 - Debtor And Creditor


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The Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy

Last Updated September 3, 2008

Bankruptcy is a federal court process that is designed to work with both consumers and businesses to eliminate debts or repay debts under the supervision of the bankruptcy court. Two basic types of bankruptcy generally apply to consumers and businesses: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy differ in the types of debts that are covered, who can file a particular type of bankruptcy and what property the person is allowed to keep.

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Newport News Family Law and Bankruptcy Attorney

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Newport News, Virginia 23606
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Virgina Beach, VA Bankruptcy and Divorce Law

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