Bankruptcy fraud allegations are very serious. Not only can false or misleading statements cause your debts not to be discharged, but you could wind up doing a stint in federal prison if you are convicted on the charge.
One of the lesser-used procedures for filing for bankruptcy is Chapter 12. It was created by Congress to respond to the debt needs of family farmers and is quite similar to filing for Chapter 13 debt reorganization. In fact, one of the similarities is that the debtor can convert their case to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy during the process.
Are you inundated by calls from debt collectors? Their efforts may be about to expand to other methods of communication if new rule proposals are implemented. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed changing the rules for contacting debtors.