Debt Relief. If you qualify under federal bankruptcy law, you can eliminate or lower the payments made on most debts, keep all of your property, and get a fresh start. If you qualify, you can:
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Chapter 7: Straight bankruptcy. Allows individuals to eliminate most unsecured debts, keep property and get a fresh start. Chapter 7 is commonly known as a "liquidation" proceeding, but this term is a misnomer since approximately 99 percent of all individuals keep all of their property in a Chapter 7 case.
Chapter 11: Business reorganization for corporations, partnerships and individuals. Allows corporations and partnerships to reorganize by proposing a plan to eliminate or lower payments on debts and avoid unfavorable contracts.
Chapter 12: Small business reorganization for family farmers and fishermen. Available to corporations and individuals. Similar to Chapter 13 in procedure.
Chapter 13: Reorganization for individuals with consumer (personal) or small business debts through a court supervised repayment plan. Allows most individuals to repay debts over a 3 to 5 year time period, and eliminate or lower payments on certain debts.