Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bankruptcy Law: What You Need to Know

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act In 2005, Congress passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which heralded a major reform to the bankruptcy system in the United States. As the name implies, the BAPCPA had two main objectives: To prevent people in debt—individual consumers—from abusing Chapter 7 as a...