Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Alabama? Although much of bankruptcy is governed by federal law, some bankruptcy-related information and law is specific to your state.
Below you'll find Alabama-specific information on filing for bankruptcy as well as articles on the various Alabama bankruptcy exemptions. And for in-depth information on bankruptcy law and procedures, visit Nolo's Bankruptcy Center.
Filing for Bankruptcy in Alabama
In this complete guide to filing for bankruptcy in Alabama, you’ll learn about the differences between Chapters 7 and 13, the debts you can discharge, and the property you can keep using Alabama’s exemption laws. It also explains how to qualify for bankruptcy chapters 7 and 13 in Alabama and includes checklists to help you navigate the process and organize bankruptcy documents. You'll also find links to a DIY bankruptcy quiz and other helpful resources.
The Alabama Homestead Exemption
In Alabama, the homestead exemption allows you to protect some of the equity in your home if you file for bankruptcy.