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