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February 03, 2009
Bankruptsy is one of the most common misspellings of the word 'bankruptcy'. Regardless of how you spell it, bankruptcy can provide relief for individuals and businesses struggling with outstanding debts.
There are six bankruptsy chapters including: 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 15. Personal bankruptcy chapters include 7 and 13. Chapter 9 and 11 are usually limited to businesses including corporations, partnerships and sole proprietors. Chapter 12 is reserved for farmers and fishermen; while Chapter 15 is used when debtors possess dual citizenship in a foreign country.
January 02, 2009
Mortgage bankruptcy refers to the 'Conyers Bill' which was enacted by legislation in 2007. The mortgage bankruptcy bill is highly controversial because it modified the new bankruptcy laws which took effect in 2005.
The mortgage bankruptcy bill requires borrowers to provide evidence they are incapable of obtaining the financial means to become current on delinquent mortgage payments to stop foreclosure.
November 29, 2008
Credit card bankruptcy refers to debtors who have filed for bankruptcy protection due to the inability to repay credit card debt. Experts claim approximately 35-percent of bankruptcy filings are caused by overwhelming credit card debt. Nearly two-thirds of Americans admit their main reason for filing bankruptcy was due to poor money management and misuse of credit cards.
The staggering amount of credit card bankruptcy filings caused Congress to enact new bankruptcy laws in 2005. President Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act in order to reduce credit card bankruptcy filings