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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.

To watch the videos, click here.

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

  • Does your (401K ERISA) remain exempt when filing BK7 if you pledged it as collateral to a private loan you made with someone?
  • I receive child support and am filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to disability. Do I claim child support as income?
  • My wife and I have been married for just under a yesr. We have no joint credit. Can I file for bankruptcy along without it affecting her?
  • Husband passed away February 2013, can no longer afford to pay mortgage and other bills on my own. What do I need to do to file for Bankruptcy???? Please reply. Thank you.
  • I appear for my 341 hearing and approach by a lawyer representing my creditor. I was asked to step out in the hallway and told I had two choice either agree to start repaying or surrender the things I got from them. They also sent me a certified letter. What type of motion can I file for them violating the order of stay?
  • I only have one car loan as far as debt. I only get child support as far as income ($300). I go to school full time. A year ago the house I was renting burnt down. It was an accident on my son's(17) part. I have received a bill for about $170,000 to repay the damages. Would Bankruptcy be an option? Can I file with only having this one bill? Would I lose my car since that is all I own now? Do I wait till the bill is older since I just got it?
  • 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!
  • If my ex-husband is going bankrupt and he is including my house because he is on the loan how will that effect me and my credit.I live here and I am making payment and have never been late.What do I need to do? THanks
  • I am currently in debt with over 9 payday loan companies. Obviously it is starting to snowball and starting to overdraw my checking account. Is it possible to file bankruptcy on payday loans and if so what chapter would it be?
  • I filed bankruptcy in 2003. What's the time limit on filing another one? The debts are not frivilous.

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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  • 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
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    866-553-0893
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