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Your guide to a fresh start! When you have more debt than you can possibly pay off, the bankruptcy system is there to help -- and with  How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, youll find the clear and user-friendly information, advice and forms you need to get through the entire process. If youre considering bankruptcy, the reliable, up-to-date information in How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will help you successfully complete your bankruptcy claim without breaking the bank. First, youll find out how to determine whether you qualify for Chapter 7 -- and whether its the best way to deal with your debts. Then youll find out how to decide if bankruptcy is right for you complete the official bankruptcy court forms prepare for the meeting of creditors cancel as much debt as possible keep as much property as you can deal with secured debts such as car loans keep your home, if possible rebuild credit afterward   This edition has been revised to reflect changes to state exemption laws, which determine what property youd get to keep in bankruptcy, and the latest court decisions.

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Albin Renauer

After receiving his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1985, Albin Renauer worked for various public-interest law firms in the bay area and as a staff attorney for Chief Justice Rose Bird of the California Supreme Court.

He spent 17 years as an editor at Nolo, where he helped create numerous books and software programs, including the bestselling WillMaker. He also edited Law on the Net, the first online directory of legal resources and was the architect of Nolo's Webby Award winning website during the dot-com boom.

Currently, Albin is an independent web and database developer and Webby Award judge. His latest project is LegalConsumer.com, an online companion to his How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy designed to help debtors file for bankruptcy. LegalConsumer.com features a free online Means Test Calculator that will give you an idea of whether you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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