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Consumer Bankruptcy

The basics of consumer bankruptcy preparation.


Procedural Forms

Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used to file and take action in bankruptcy cases. Procedural Forms also may be necessary for use during the course of some bankruptcy proceedings. Required forms for filing under a particular chapter, such as chapter 7 or 13, are listed in Procedural Form B 200, in Part II below. General information about filing bankruptcy can be found in Bankruptcy Basics.


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