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Bankruptcy 101 Videos

IMPORTANT WARNING: These videos are not intended to give you legal advice, and they are not a substitute for legal advice specific to your situation that you should obtain from a qualified attorney. Go to the State Bar of Arizona website at http://www.azbar.org/ to find a bankruptcy attorney.

To watch the videos, click here.

The Bankruptcy 101 educational videos have been provided as a gift from the following organizations and individuals: The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, The Arizona State Bar Bankruptcy Section, The United States Trustees Office, The Arizona State University College of Law, The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and many volunteer attorneys.


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QUESTIONS

  • Can one spouse file bankruptcy without the other filing? If not,can husband and wife divorce, how long after can the one spouse file for bankruptcy
  • If my ex-husband is going bankrupt and he is including my house because he is on the loan how will that effect me and my credit.I live here and I am making payment and have never been late.What do I need to do? THanks
  • I made a personal loan of 20k to a friend that was due October 30, 2012. It is in writing. He lives in Flagstaff,AZ, and I live in Hawthorne, CA. He says he wants to pay me back, but cant afford it. I want my money. He may have filed bankruptcy in Flagstaff and that is what I am trying to find out. I as a creditor was never notified if he did. Can I for free find out if he filed sometime from 2008-present??? I want to recover my money, and hoping bankruptcy law will not get in the way. Thanks!
  • I am trying to find out which chapter is best for me to file I do not want my home or car in the bankruptcy any help I was advised Chapter 7 but keep getting conflicting information can anyone assist n this question
  • I receive child support and am filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to disability. Do I claim child support as income?
  • How do I find out if a potential client has filed for bankruptcy in the past 5 years?
  • Who is the filing fee made out to?
  • recently was given a Chapter 7 discharge, but Mortgage lender will not give me another loan modification because of income is not sufficient enough. I am behind in Mtg payments can I file a Chapter 13 to get caught up on delinquent mtg payments.
  • Has there been a change in the Law That now allows an inheritance from a Sibling to be exempt? If so, in what amount? Thank you.
  • how do I apply for assistance with bankruptcy?

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