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Before You File

It is important to do your research before you file for bankruptcy. In this section, you will find resources and answers to common questions about what bankruptcy can do for you and what you need to begin the process toward a better financial future.

As part of this process, consider speaking with a lawyer who can answer your initial questions and help you determine if bankruptcy is right for you. You can find an experienced, local bankruptcy lawyer through our attorney directory. Many offer free consultations. 

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Avoiding Scams

Working With a Lawyer

Sample Forms

What Is Bankruptcy?

If you aren't sure about bankruptcy or where to start, you can talk to a bankruptcy attorney to better understand your next steps.

You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

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