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A guide to navigating through bankruptcy

Stories to guide you through the bankruptcy process

By Tyler Metzger

Rising unemployment coupled with existing credit card and other debt has caused bankruptcies filings to rise to the highest level since October 2005.

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, there were 126,434 U.S. consumer bankruptcy filings in July 2009. The amount is a 34.3 percent increase from a year ago and a 8.7 percent increase from June 2009.

If you find yourself among the growing number of people who are considering filing for bankruptcy, this collection of tips for before, during and after a bankruptcy will help you through the tough times.

How to determine if bankruptcy's right for you

Preparing for bankruptcy

Bankruptcy and your spouse

Mopping up after bankruptcy

Bankruptcy numbers

Bankruptcy glossary terms


See related: A guide of what to expect when filing for bankruptcy, Starting over and getting new credit after bankruptcyAvoid bankruptcy during messy divorce, 5 tips for those considering bankruptcy, Should I pay off credit card debt or declare bankruptcy?, Your keys for getting in the 700 credit score club

Updated: January 12, 2011

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