District of Columbia
11/02/06 - Noted in MSNBC.com's Personal Finance section.
"[The means test] is not a straightforward calculation, which is why Renauer created a free online calculator to help people understand their options—and that they still have options."
LegalConsumer.com helps you find local information and services to help you file for bankruptcy.
If you don't own the book, you can still use this site and the free means test calculator.
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Pub. Date: Apr 2006
Pages: 544 pp
Forms: 38 forms
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The New York Times
|"How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy advises on everything from how to file court papers to how to respond to threats from creditors.... A do-it-yourself bankruptcy book for people who can’t afford expensive lawyers."
|"An in-depth guide to filing under Chapter 7, including state-by-state and federal exemptions as well as forms for do-it-yourself filers."
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
|"Can help you decide if bankruptcy is the right option for you."
|"A valuable, easy-to-understand workbook."
Los Angeles Times
|"Includes clear instructions on when and how to fill out all the necessary forms, which assets you may legally keep, even advice on whether your case is complicated enough to make it worth your while to hire a lawyer."
|"The best [bankruptcy books] I know are published by Nolo."
Harry S. Gross, host of
“Speaking of Your Money”
|"Covers all the recent changes to the bankruptcy law, and shows you how to get through the entire process with the least damage."
|"I bit the bullet, and purchased Nolo's How to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. I represented myself in court and I was granted a discharge of all debts five months later."
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