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Chapter 7 or 13? Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start – by liquidating assets to pay their debts or by creating a repayment plan. Bankruptcy laws also protect troubled businesses and provide for orderly distributions to business creditors through reorganization or liquidation.

Government Bankruptcy Regulations

Most cases are filed under the three main chapters of the Bankruptcy Code – Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13. Federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases. This means that a bankruptcy case cannot be filed in a state court.

The bankruptcy information is provided by the government bankruptcy website, For your convenience, only some information and a few excerpts of the site are provided; for more information on bankruptcy contact us for a free consultation with a bankruptcy attorney or visit

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