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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.

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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

  • 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 currently unemployed and found it very difficult to find work. I'm reaching the end of my rope with all my bills being extremely late and even though I haven't received a notice yet, I'm expecting a foreclosure notice. I would like to talk to an attorney about what my options are at this point. Thanks Alex
  • I have more than $10k outstanding debt (student, loan, credit card, hospital bills, etc.) that I am unable to pay on my income(11,760) gross annually. What would be my best move to eliminate the debt, and restore credit.
  • 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.
  • I receive child support and am filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to disability. Do I claim child support as income?
  • My mother and father n law paid off a loan on a house I had before I married my ex husband never wanted a payment until I made him leave he was doing drugs he moved in with them then lost his job been in jail since. he supposed to pay half and me.He will never have to I was asingle mother for 14 years had to go on disability tok backtime money and got my house made all those payments and paid down 11,600 I draw ss now I have to pay them? I owe for my sons car I signed with he had surgery in school 19plus I have 3 loans.I have a son in college what do I file what do I do??what to file...Unfair!
  • 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
  • Concerning a Short Sale of Real Property; There are 3 liens. The 3rd lien is a voluntary one for the purchase of a home water purification system. In order to sell the property short, the Bank requires that the 3rd lien agree to be released. The lien holder is unreasonable. They ask for the original $4400 + Back Payments, Interest and Penalties which make the release amount about $10,000. Nothing less is acceptable. The Bank may allow 1 or 2 thousand dollars, no more. Can the 3rd lien be eliminated by an administrative action or through bankruptcy?
  • When filing bankruptcy do I need to include the leased land I have in South Dakota on the schedule?
  • Who is the filing fee made out to?

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .

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FIND LEGAL HELP

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OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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