Frequently Asked Questions
What is bankruptcy?
What can bankruptcy do for me?
What does bankruptcy not do?
What are the different types of bankruptcy available to individuals and/or small businesses?
Who will know about my bankruptcy?
All of your creditors, the IRS and the Oregon Department of Revenue will receive notice of your bankruptcy filing from the Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy filings are of public record so anyone wanting information regarding your case can obtain it through the Court. Bankruptcies are not published in local newspapers; however, they may appear in business publications such as the Journal of Commerce and the Businessman's Journal.
Will my friends and/or relatives know I have filed bankruptcy?
Will my employer know I have filed bankruptcy?
Can I file bankruptcy on some creditors and not on others?
If I file bankruptcy, does my spouse have to file with me?
If I filed bankruptcy before, can I file again?
If I filed bankruptcy before, how long do I have to wait before I am eligible to file another bankruptcy and receive a discharge of my debts?
What happens if I filed bankruptcy before, need to file again and cannot wait until I am eligible to receive a discharge of my debt?
How will bankruptcy affect my co-signer?
Will I have to go to court?
Will bankruptcy wipe out all my debts?
Will I lose all of my property and belongings if I file bankruptcy?
What happens to my home and car if I file bankruptcy?
Will bankruptcy affect my credit?
How long will bankruptcy stay on my credit report?
What else should I know?
Are there alternatives to bankruptcy?
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