Bankruptcy Basics – Part 1: Introduction

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, this video ..

Bankruptcy Basics – Part 2: Types of Bankruptcy

A brief review of the three main types of bankruptcy cases for individuals chapters 7, 11, and 13. The most common types of bankruptcy are chapter 7, which are liquidating bankruptcy, and chapter 13 cases, ..

Bankruptcy Basics – Part 3: Limits of Bankruptcy

Certain types of debt, such as child support, alimony, and most student loans, cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Wrongful conduct may make some debts non-dischargeable. Examples of such conduct are incurring credit card charges without ..

Bankruptcy Basics – Part 4: Filing for Bankruptcy

How does someone file a bankruptcy case? In order to file for bankruptcy, an individual must take a credit counseling course to learn about alternatives to bankruptcy as well as accurately complete and file a ..

Bankruptcy Basics – Part 5: Creditors’ Meeting

Every debtor is required to appear at a creditors' meeting conducted by a trustee who asks the debtor questions about the debtor's financial condition and gives creditors the opportunity to do the same.

Bankruptcy Basics – Part 6: Bankruptcy Crime

A debtor must be honest and accurate in dealing with the court or face serious consequences, including being charged with a bankruptcy crime.

Bankruptcy Basics – Part 7: Courts Hearings

In some cases, a debtor may be required to appear at hearings before a bankruptcy judge.

Bankruptcy Basics – Part 8: The Discharge

Debtors are usually able to discharge most or all of their debts. Once a debt is discharged, a creditor may not attempt to collect it from the debtor.

Bankruptcy Basics – Part 9: Legal Assistance

When does someone need a lawyer for a bankruptcy case? Individuals have a right to represent themselves in court, but bankruptcy is a complex area that involves many considerations including whether to file, what chapter ..
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