Should I file for bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is usually considered a last resort option. You should only file for bankruptcy after careful consideration of your options. If it is the best way to deal with your financial problems, filing for bankruptcy may be for you. This article cannot explain every aspect of the bankruptcy process. If you still have questions after reading it, you should speak with a bankruptcy lawyer.

What is bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which a person who cannot pay his or her bills can get a fresh financial start. The right to file for bankruptcy is provided by federal law, and all bankruptcy cases are handled in federal court. Filing bankruptcy immediately stops all of your creditors from seeking to collect debts from you, until your debts are sorted out according to the law.

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Last Reviewed: August 15, 2021