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About Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a federal, court-supervised procedure to provide relief from debts. Bankruptcy is governed mainly by the Bankruptcy Code, which is found at Title 11 of the United States Code [Cornell]. Broadly speaking, Chapters 1, 3 and 5 of the Bankruptcy Code apply to all types of bankruptcy. Chapters 7, 11 and 13.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy allows individuals to protect a substantial amount of equity while eliminating debt. With this form of bankruptcy, also known as "Liquidation Bankruptcy", our clients can retain the following equity:

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy allows individuals with a reliable income to repay most or all of their debt. Also known as "Wage Earner Bankruptcy", this form of bankruptcy gives individuals the chance to rehabilitate credit.


Basic bankruptcy law for paralegals
Aspen Series: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, c 2014
PARA 135


The following is a lit of some titles Cuyamaca Library has in print. Be aware, however, that the official bankruptcy forms change and the forms in the book may NOT be current

  •  How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Nolo Press 
    Law KF 1524.6 .E45 2015. lawshelf and stacks 
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Repay Your Debts / Stephen Elias Nolo Press 2016
    KF1524.85 .E45 2016 lawshelf and stacks. 
  • Bankruptcy: opposing viewpoints series /Noah Berlatsky, ed.. 
    HG 3766 b24 2015 stacks only
  • Paralegal's Guide to Credit Repair / Robin Bull.Pub info: CreateSpace ; 2015
    HG3756 .U54 .B855 2016 (lawshelf and stacks) 
  • Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Forms Manual,4th Ed. by David Buchbinder
    pub info: Aspen Publishers; 4th edition (July 2001)
    Law KF 1524 B83 lawshelf only

  • The attorney's handbook on consumer bankruptcy and Chapter 13 
    Law KF 1524 W55 2011 lawshelf only
  • An introduction to bankruptcy law / Martin Frey 
    KF 1524 F74 2007  stacks only