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Bankruptcy Basics

Public Information Series of the Bankruptcy Judges Division
November 2011


"Bankruptcy Basics," a publication produced by the Bankruptcy Judges Division, is designed: to provide the public with basic information on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws, to provide individuals considering bankruptcy with a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed, and to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process.

The following chapters from this series are available in HTML format and are included in our Bankruptcy Information Section:

Download the entire Bankruptcy Basics pamphlet (Nov 2011) in PDF format from the US Courts' webpage
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Bankruptcy Basics