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Bankruptcy can be very complex, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the applicable laws when you are trying to sort out your debts. The following links will help you learn more about bankruptcy and prepare you for your meeting with a bankruptcy lawyer:

  • Visit this federal court page to learn more about bankruptcy basics.
  • The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 created sweeping changes in bankruptcy law. Check out this article to learn more about these changes.
  • The Department of Justice offers a helpful explanation of the key changes found in the bankruptcy reform.
  • Read this article from The New York Times to learn more about how unpaid medical bills can damage your credit score.
  • FICO does not release exact details about how credit scores are calculated, but credit payment history is a significant factor in this calculation.
  • Do you have questions about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act? Check out the answers to these frequently asked queries about debt collection.
  • One of the worst things you can do for your credit score is to have a history of bad credit, as this article explains.
  • The Illinois Attorney General provides a useful page with some facts everyone should know about bankruptcy.
  • Are student loans on your list of debts? This article explains how total student loan debt has come to more than $1 trillion in the United States and explores the limited circumstances that allow people to discharge their student loan debt.