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Bankruptcy Help for Business and Individuals
These videos have been prepared by the US government to teach the basics of the bankruptcy process. For more information, call (949) 450-8500.
These videos have been prepared by the US government to teach the basics of the bankruptcy process.

For more information, call (949) 450-8500.

Part 1: Introduction
Bankruptcy is a legal process that provides relief to many individuals who can no longer pay all of their debts.
Part 2: Types of Bankruptcy
There are three main types of bankruptcy cases for individuals, the most common of which are chapter 7 and chapter 13.
Part 3: Limits of Bankruptcy
Some debts cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy.
Part 4: Filing for Bankruptcy
In order to file for bankruptcy, an individual must take a credit counseling course and accurately complete and file a number of documents.
Part 5: Creditor’s Meeting
Every debtor is required to appear at a creditors’ meeting conducted by a trustee who asks the debtor questions about the debtor’s financial condition and gives creditors the opportunity to do the same.
Part 6: Bankruptcy Crime
A debtor must be honest and accurate in dealing with the court or face serious consequences, including being charged with a bankruptcy crime.
Part 7: Court Hearings
In some cases, a debtor may be required to appear at hearings before a bankruptcy judge.
Part 8: The Discharge
Debtors are usually able to discharge most or all of their debts. Once a debt is discharged, a creditor may not attempt to collect it from the debtor.
Part 9: Legal Assistance
Debtors are strongly encouraged to find competent legal counsel. Even if you cannot afford to pay an attorney, you may be able to qualify for free or discounted legal services.
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