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