Personal Bankruptcy

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Stephen Elias
Nolo, 2001 - Business & Economics - 169 pages
Of all the people who can't afford a lawyer, it's the people who must file for Chapter 7. Fortunately, this quick-and-easy kit provides the tear-out forms and instructions needed to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Step-by-step instructions show readers how to:
-- fill out and file all forms
-- cancel and reschedule debts
-- obtain an "automatic stay" to keep creditors from pursuing them
-- keep the most property through the bankruptcy process
-- appear in court

This edition completely updates the exemption tables for each state and provides the latest federal bankruptcy legislation. Personal Bankruptcy is perfect for anyone who has already decided to file for bankruptcy and simply needs to get the job done.

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Stephen R. Elias is an attorney and former associate publisher at Nolo, as well as current President of the National Bankruptcy Law Project. He is the author of many Nolo books, including recently The New Bankruptcy. Other titles include Special Needs Trusts and How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. He is also one of the original authors/designers of Nolo's bestselling WillMaker software. Steve holds a law degree from Hastings College of Law and was a practicing attorney in California, New York and Vermont before joining Nolo. He has been featured in such major media as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Good Morning America, 20/20, Money magazine, and more.

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