By far the most bankruptcies in the United States are filed by private consumers, as opposed to businesses. So-called non-business consumer debt is incurred by an individual primarily for a personal, family, or household purpose.
According to court records, most bankruptcies in the 12 months until the end of June 2017 were filed in California. This chart includes all bankruptcy filings under chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13.
The courts strongly recommend seeking advice of a qualified lawyer because bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal consequences.
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