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Bankruptcy Law

When financial times are tough and your debts are overwhelming, declaring bankruptcy may be in your best interest. There are a variety of options for declaring bankruptcy, both for individuals and for businesses, so it’s important to evaluate your choices carefully before making any major decisions.

To get you started on a deeper understanding of bankruptcy law, we’ve compiled a few scholarly articles that explain some of the finer legal points. These articles are provided by Aspatore Law Books, part of Thomson Reuters, and are made available on the web for the first time here, for you. Aspatore books were originally created for a legal professional audience, but have since become popular with non-attorneys thanks to easy-to-understand writing and smart, real-world insights.

Learn More about Bankruptcy Law:

  • Bankruptcy Overview
    Learn about the changing landscape of bankruptcy for individuals, including some of the most recent developments, such as the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act.
  • Filing for Bankruptcy
    In this article you’ll learn about the goals of filing for bankruptcy and how you and your attorney will work together to decide when is the right time to file.
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Learn about the goals of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, as well as the respective roles of the filer and the attorney in the bankruptcy process.
  • Discharging Debt Post-BAPCPA
    Since the passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), the opportunity to use Chapter 13 to discharge debts has shrunk considerably. Learn why in this article.

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