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Bankruptcy & Debt Collection

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Bankruptcy Basics

General facts about D.C. bankruptcy laws, including information about deciding whether to file, how to file and alternatives to bankruptcy.

Fact Sheet: Know Your Rights With Credit

As a DC consumer, you have rights when dealing with debt collectors and credit. To protect those rights when they are threatened, it is important that you act or get help. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

Frequently Asked Questions About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Home Foreclosure

This FAQ provides general information about how a D.C. resident’s bankruptcy filing affects the foreclosure of homes in the District of Columbia. This FAQ does not apply to rental or investment properties or to any home that is not used as the bankruptcy filer’s primary residence.

Frequently Asked Questions About Utility Bills and Bankruptcy

These FAQs discuss how filing bankruptcy can impact your household utilities if you are behind on your bills.

Glossary of Loan Terms

Definitions of terms used in the context of loans and lending.

How does the COVID-19 crisis affect my bankruptcy case?

On March 17, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a standing order related to COVID-19 that covers both itself and the Bankruptcy Court. The primary points of the order are contained addressed.

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