Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Maryland? Although much of bankruptcy is governed by federal law, some bankruptcy-related information and law is specific to your state.
Below you’ll find Maryland-specific information on filing for bankruptcy as well as articles on the various Maryland bankruptcy exemptions. And for in-depth information on bankruptcy law and procedures, visit Nolo’s Bankruptcy Center.
How to File Bankruptcy in Maryland
In this complete guide to filing for bankruptcy in Maryland, you’ll learn about the differences between Chapters 7 and 13, the debts you can discharge, and the property you can keep using Maryland’s exemption laws. It also explains how to qualify for bankruptcy chapters 7 and 13 in Maryland 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 Maryland Homestead Exemption
If you live in Maryland and file for bankruptcy, the Maryland homestead exemption protects equity in your home. Learn more.