Self Help Legal Information
What is bankruptcy? What are the different types of bankruptcy? Should I file? Can bankruptcy solve all my financial problems? Will I lose a valuable asset like my home or car if I file for bankruptcy? Will filing for bankruptcy affect my credit report? Read this brochure for answers to these questions and more. Also in Spanish/Español (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.)
If you owe money to a person or business and cannot pay, they will try to collect. If a creditor sues you and gets a court judgment, the creditor may have the right to execute against your property. This document explains how a creditor does this and what you can do to protect your property.
What is bankruptcy? What happens in a bankruptcy case? Bankruptcy is a legal process that provides relief for individuals who can no longer pay all of their debts. If you are considering bankruptcy, these videos will give you basic information about the process, the relief it offers, and how to find the legal help you may need. The video series includes: • Introduction • Types of Bankruptcy • Limits of Bankruptcy • Filing for Bankruptcy • Creditors' Meeting • Bankruptcy Crime • Court Hearings • The Discharge • Legal Assistance • Also in Spanish/Español