Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings in the United States by state March 2020

During the 12 months leading up to March 31, 2020, Georgia had the highest number of Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings of any U.S. state with 24,514 cases being filed - over twice the number of Chapter 13 bankruptcies filed in the most populous state, California. Of the Chapter 13 bankruptcies filed in Georgia, 65 were business related, and 24,449 were non-business related.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is where debtors propose a repayment plan over a three- to five-year period. It is only available to those with sufficient disposable income to service their debts and allows for the debtor to avoid the sale of their assets to repay their outstanding debt.

Number of Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings in the United States for the 12 months through March 2020, by state

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Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 31, 2020

Age group

Supplementary notes

Data is for 12 months through March 31, 2020.
The nature of debt is business if the debtor is a corporation or partnership, or if debt related to the operation of a business predominates. Non-business debt includes consumer debt or other debt that the debtor indicates is not consumer debt or business debt.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is where debtors propose a repayment plan over a three- to five-year period. It is only available to those with sufficient disposable income to service their debts and allows for the debtor to avoid the sale of their assets to repay their outstanding debt.

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