Archive for May, 2007

Can I Be Fired if I File for Bankruptcy? »

One question I am often asked is whether someone can be fired if they file for bankruptcy. The short answer is, “No.” The Bankruptcy Code contains specific protections for people who file. Section 525(b)() says, “No private employer may terminate the employment of, or discriminate with respect to employment against, an individual who is or […]

Will I Lose My Student Loans if I File for Bankruptcy? »

One question I’m often asked is whether someone loses the ability to get student loans if they file for bankruptcy. The short answer is, “No.” Section 525(c)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code specifically states that a student loan, grant, guarantee or insurance cannot be denied to someone because they filed for bankruptcy. I’ve had many clients […]

Can I File Bankruptcy Just on Medical Bills? »

I often get a call from a potential client asking whether they can file for bankruptcy just on their medical bills, and not include their credit cards or other debts. The short answer is that they can file, but not just on their medical bills. The slight longer answer explains why. Continue reading about filing […]