If you are thinking about bankruptcy, you should know that the exemption laws can let you keep exempt income and property, even after your bankruptcy. A lawyer who does bankruptcy cases can tell you more about how this works.
Read this important notice about how to protect your property and income if you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy.
Also read our FAQ about Bankruptcy in Vermont. It describes the different kinds of bankruptcy and more.
- See the web page version of our Bankruptcy FAQ.
- Our PDF file does not fully comply with all applicable guidelines for accessible digital documents. For the most accessible experience, use the Word document.
- Download the PDF version of our Bankruptcy FAQ.
Follow these links to learn more about bankruptcy:
- United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Vermont
- Bankruptcy Basics: Bankruptcy Basics is a publication of the U.S. Courts that provides basic information about bankruptcy, explains the different chapters, and answers common questions about the bankruptcy process. It also contains helpful videos that explain the entire bankruptcy process.
- Information about filing for bankruptcy without an attorney from the United States Federal Courts
- Vermont’s Pro Se Packet from the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Vermont
- General Consumer Information from the United States Department of Justice
- Credit Counseling and Debtor Education Information from the United States Department of Justice
- Means Testing Information from the United States Department of Justice
If you have a low income and you have questions about bankruptcy, contact us. Fill out our form and we will call you back. Your information will be sent to Legal Services Vermont, which screens requests for help for both Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont. You can also call us at 1-800-889-2047.
Update of the bankruptcy information funded by a grant from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation.