Chapter 9 bankruptcy

Decoding the four Bankruptcy Chapters

Bankruptcy is a challenging period and there are certain legal and ethical obligations during this period. To standardize the process and to ensure a fair system for all parties involved, there are some predefined codes or chapters that allow for simpler decision making and fair justice. The four chapters in focus today are suitable for businesses as well as individuals. Each chapter can be explained with their application as follows- Chapter 13 Chapter 13 is a bankruptcy code that is specifically designed for individuals or families. The businesses or the sole proprietors shall not be eligible to file [...]


Bankruptcy Basics of Chapter 9

The bad financial situation can affect not just individuals but also organizations (both government and private). However, the rules for getting a fresh start differ slightly in both cases. While consumers can opt for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy to get their debts discharged, Chapter 9 bankruptcy helps municipalities (cities, towns, villages, counties, taxing districts, municipal utilities, and school districts) reorganize their debts. This bankruptcy chapter helps protect debt-ridden municipalities from creditors, while a reorganization plan is being developed for adjusting their debts. Reorganization mainly takes place by extension of debt maturities, reduction of the principal or [...]