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Bankruptcies for Jan. 18, 2012

The bankruptcy filings reported by The Daily Record are: Chapter 7, which is also referred to as straight bankruptcy, wherein the debtor’s non-exempt assets are collected and distributed on a percentage basis; Chapter 11, which is usually a business bankruptcy aimed at giving troubled businesses a chance of survival by reorganization; Chapter 12, which pertains to family farmers who have the true potential to reorganize; and Chapter 13, which is also referred to as the wage-earner plan, wherein persons with regular income may be able to pay all or a portion of their debts.

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