The Bankruptcy Directory
Welcome to The Bankruptcy Directory, a resource for people considering filing for bankruptcy who want the help of an experienced bankruptcy lawyer. This consumer-friendly website can be used as a central resource to answer your questions about bankruptcy.
The Bankruptcy Directory will help you find a lawyer and provides you with the information you need to understand the bankruptcy process.
President Bush recently signed a pro-business bankruptcy reform law that could cause the biggest change in bankruptcy law since 1978. Under the new law, those who want to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy but have an above-average income, could be forced to pay certain debts over time instead of having them completely discharged. The proposed law expands the list of debts can never be wiped out in bankruptcy.
On April 4, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tax-deffered Individual Retirement Accounts are exempt from creditors under federal bankruptcy law. Social Security benefits, company pensions, 401(k) plans and other benefits tied to age, illness or disability have previously been declared exempt. This means that you can retain these key assets if you declare bankruptcy.
The Bankruptcy Directory can get you in touch with bankruptcy lawyers in your area who specialize in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Discharge, Non-Dischargeable Debts , and more.
The bankruptcy lawyers in our directory specialize in all areas of personal bankruptcy to ensure you have an experienced bankruptcy attorney for your situation.
Contact a bankruptcy lawyer in your area to find out more about filing for bankruptcy.