Bankruptcy Article

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 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.



  • 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
  • I am currently in debt with over 9 payday loan companies. Obviously it is starting to snowball and starting to overdraw my checking account. Is it possible to file bankruptcy on payday loans and if so what chapter would it be?
  • Does your (401K ERISA) remain exempt when filing BK7 if you pledged it as collateral to a private loan you made with someone?


  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .



  • Please select your county of residence below.



  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program