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Bankruptcy laws were created to help individuals who are unable to repay their Creditor or creditors. Certain bankruptcy proceedings allow creditors to liquidate their debts and others allow them to repay their debts with a repayment plan.

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy are the most common chapters of bankruptcy filed in one of the 94 federal judicial districts. Several bankruptcy courts are functioning in each state and include several counties.

In most districts the petitions are filed in the Office of the Court Clerk located near the courthouse which is required to be open during normal business hours except on Saturdays and Sundays. Business conducted at the court can include pleadings, issuing and returning processes, filing and entering motions, orders and rules.

According to bankruptcy code rules trials and hearings must be done in open court (except as otherwise provided in 28 U.S.C. § 152(c)). The judicial officer of the U.S. States district court is the Bankruptcy Judge (there is generally more than one per court), and they have been given the decision making power for bankruptcy cases.


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The two most common consumer bankruptcies are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, our sponsoring lawyers handle these types exclusively so you can be sure you are getting accurate legal advice when you file bankruptcy. Our Bankruptcy attorneys will fight to protect your rights and your property, fight the aggressive and annoying creditors for you, and they can help you keep your home, vehicles and other property.

A lawyer will be committed to getting you debt relief and providing you with valuable information, services and advice to get you a better financial future. There are many convenient locations to make filing bankruptcy or learning about the alternatives we offer, even easier.

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