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I live in Medina. Where can I file for bankruptcy?

If you are a resident of Medina or live anywhere in Medina County and want to file for bankruptcy, you must file your petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Ohio. According to their website, the court serves residents of 40 counties in Northern Ohio and has offices in Youngstown, Canton, Akron and Cleveland.

Worried about your assets in bankruptcy? Relax

One of the most distressing things about Chapter 7 is the idea that you might have to get rid of your assets and other possessions. After all, Chapter 7 is called "liquidation" for a reason -- you'll need to sell many of your assets to and pay back your creditors with the proceeds. However, it's vital to remember that you won't need to sell all of your assets.

5 types of Chapter 7 bankruptcy exemptions

Your bankruptcy exemptions detail the property that you get to keep when you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. These are the personal possessions and other property that won't be subject to liquidation when it's time to sell your property for the purposes of paying back debts. Fortunately, many bankruptcy filers are surprised by just how much of their favorite property they get to maintain through the following bankruptcy exemptions:

Filing bankruptcy comes with specific responsibilities

The crushing financial impact of being underwater in debt can make every aspect of your life miserable. When you are in this position, finding a way to address the debt becomes a priority. Some people might come out of the woodwork to offer you seemingly easy ways to get out of debt fast. Don't fall for these. The old adage "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is" definitely applies to these cases.

Federal bankruptcy laws: Chapter 7 exemptions

Chapter 7 bankruptcy filers will not have to sell "all" of their personal property to pay off their bills. In fact, most bankruptcy filers benefit from being able to keep more "exempt" property than they imagined before engaging in the process. Determining what property is exempt from the Chapter 7 process will depend on the laws that apply to the proceedings.

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