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How much money can you have when filing bankruptcy?


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2010-05-10 14:24:19
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There is not a set figure that bankruptcy courts are looking for when reviewing bankruptcy applications. Rather, they employ what is known as a "means test" in which is the first step in the application process. This is a complicated calculation that determines your ability to pay your creditors. It also compares your financial status to the average person in your area. If you pass this means test, you are allowed to file a Chapter 7 claim in Bankruptcy court - otherwise, you can only file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy claim.

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