Complete Idiot's Guide to Surviving Bankruptcy
A one-stop resource that gives readers an alternative to filing bankruptcy, protects them through the process should the chose to file, and gets them ... Show synopsis A one-stop resource that gives readers an alternative to filing bankruptcy, protects them through the process should the chose to file, and gets them back on track toward re-establishing their credit. -- In 1999, there were 1.3 million bankruptcies filed in the U.S.-the highest number in history, and in a year of economic prosperity. This number is likely to increase for 2001. -- Bankruptcy can be an expensive process for those who don't do their homework before retaining an attorney. -- People often approach the subject of bankruptcy with a great deal of fear and confusion and need something more than a dry how-to-file book. This book will include everything readers need to know in order to determine whether bankruptcy is the only way out, if it is-how to decide between chapter 7 and chapter 13, how to go about filing, and how to restore their credit once they've filed. In addition the book will cover all questions most first-time filers would never think to ask, but need to know the answers to, such as: What debts are non-dischargable? What assets are exempt from liquidation? What kinds of property can be legally transferred? What rights do you have in dealing with creditors?