TOTAL BANKRUPTCY FILINGS INCREASE 32 PERCENT IN 2009, APPROACH PRE-BAPCPA LEVELS

News from the American Bankruptcy Institute

TOTAL BANKRUPTCY FILINGS INCREASE 32 PERCENT IN 2009, APPROACH PRE-BAPCPA LEVELS

Total bankruptcy filings in the United States increased 32 percent in 2009 over calendar year 2008, according to data released today from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC). Bankruptcy filings totaled 1,473,675 for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2009, a significant increase over the previous year’s total of 1,117,641. Business bankruptcies increased to 60,837 filings during calendar year 2009, representing a 40 percent increase in filings from the 43,533 filings made during the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2008. The 12-month business filing total for 2009 was the highest since the 62,304 filings recorded for the 1993 calendar year. The 1,412,838 consumer filings during the 2009 calendar year represented a 32 percent increase over the 1,074,225 recorded during the same period in 2008. The consumer chapter 7 total of 1,008,870 filings during the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2009, represented a 41 percent increase over the 714,389 consumer chapter 7 filings during 2008. The 2009 consumer chapter 7 filings comprised 71 percent of the total consumer filings for the 2008 calendar year, up from 67 percent the previous year. Click here to read the press release.

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About Law Office of Daniela P. Romero, APLC

We represent consumers and in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases within the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Get a fresh start! Nosotros representamos a individuos y pequeñas empresas en el Capítulo 7 y 13 casos de bancarrota en el Tribunal de Quiebras de los Estados Unidos para el Distrito Central de California. Empiece de nuevo!
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One Response to TOTAL BANKRUPTCY FILINGS INCREASE 32 PERCENT IN 2009, APPROACH PRE-BAPCPA LEVELS

  1. Most of the people claim the bankruptcy because they have more debt than they can ever hope to repay.And because they do not want to be taken this to court. And you have no way to ever repay your debts,then bankruptcy may be an good option for any one.

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