New Bankruptcy Law
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, signed on April 20th, has been the cause of more than 11,000 last minute case filings in North Carolina alone. Thousands of people, all trying to avoid the enactment of this law on October 17th, The new law has changed former policies so that it is more difficult for Americans to escape financial obligations through Chapter 7
; now people who have an income stream are more obligated to use Chapter 13
bankruptcy, which requires a long-term repayment plan.