We The People's Guide to Bankruptcy: A Do-It-Yourself Plan for Getting Out of Debt

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2005 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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We The People is America's largest legal document services company. Dedicated to helping every American avoid the high cost of legal fees, We The People gives you the information you need to handle your own legal filings quickly, easily, and inexpensively. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have already liberated themselves from the tyranny of attorneys' fees--and now you can too!

We The People's Guide to Bankruptcy makes filing for bankruptcy as affordable and painless as possible--all without the added hassle of hiring a lawyer. This practical, nuts-and-bolts guide covers all the basics of do-it-yourself bankruptcy, and includes insider tips and the personal stories of other people who overcame tough financial challenges. Extra resources--a glossary of legal terms, a Q&A chapter, and sample forms and worksheets--make this the best resource available for handling your own bankruptcy. Plus, when you purchase We The People's Guide to Bankruptcy, you'll be able to download important legal forms to complete your bankruptcy filing. Inside, you'll learn all the basics and more:
* What bankruptcy is
* Whether bankruptcy is right for you
* Different types of bankruptcy
* Where to find the legal forms you need
* How to download legal forms you need
* The ins and outs of Chapter 7
* How to handle your creditors' meeting
* How to get back on your feet after bankruptcy


Bankruptcy isn't the end of the world. In fact, it can mean a new beginning for you and your family, and it's easier than you think. Do it right, do it inexpensively, and do it yourself--with We The People's Guide to Bankruptcy.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What Is Bankruptcy?
9
Chapter 2 Is Bankruptcy Right for Me?
25
Chapter 3 Types of Bankruptcy
47
Chapter 4 Completing and Filing Your Paperwork
67
Chapter 5 How Chapter 7 Works
127
Chapter 6 Attending Your Creditors Meeting
155
Chapter 7 Life After Bankruptcy
173
Chapter 8 Frequently Asked Questions
197
Chapter 9 Definition of Terms
211
Appendix A Worksheets A and B
221
Appendix B Bankruptcy Court Addresses
225
Appendix C We the People Store Addresses
241
LIST OF APPENDICES
245
INDEX
247
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IRA DISTENFIELD is a former senior vice president of a major New York stock exchange firm and the former president of the Los Angeles Port Authority. He is cofounder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of We The People.

LINDA DISTENFIELD is a former scheduling director for the mayor of Los Angeles. She is cofounder, President, and COO of We The People.

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