The origin of the word bankruptcy can be traced back to Italy during the Medieval Period. In those days, when a businessman was unable to pay his debts, the practice at that time was to destroy his trading bench. From the term "broken bench" or "banca rotta" comes the word "bankruptcy".
Offers general overview on chapter 7 bankruptcy and who should consider this chapter.Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Small Business Debtor" Like chapter 13 reorganization, this one is for those whose assets exceed the limits of a chapter 13. Normally used for business debt.Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Wage Earners Plan" primarily used for consumer debt. Allows debtor to restructure debt load into more manageable payments.Bankruptcy: Long-Term Effects
Important considerations before deciding to file or not to file.Bankruptcy Courts
Bankruptcy court links for all 50 states.Bankruptcy Terms
Offers definitions relevant to filing bankruptcy.Bankruptcy Filings
Offers the latest statistics for chapter 7, chapter 11, chapter 12 and chapter 13 petitions and yearly totals.
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