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Bankruptcy filings are different for each individual, so a specific answer is not possible. In an average bankruptcy filing the person keeps the home and at least one vehicle, and generally all personal and household items. The reason is the average consumer can protect the majority if not all of their property by using the allowable exemptions wisely. The main factor is whether the filer is able to use the federal, state or a combination of bankruptcy exemptions. When new BK reform becomes law in October, 2005, it will be extremely difficult to file any type of personal bankruptcy other than a Chapter 13. It is advisable to discuss your personal situation with a qualified bankruptcy attorney, most will offer free or minimal fee consultations. In the event of your bankruptcy, any interest you have in your house will automatically fall into the bankruptcy. However, if there is very little or no equity in the property it is unlikely that you will lose your home. The Official Receiver will usually try and reach an agreement whereby the interest in the property is transferred to your spouse or a third party for the cost of the legal fees. More information is available on the Insolvency Service website.

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Q: Will you lose your house if you file for bankruptcy?
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