A General Overview

Bankruptcy is the process of discharging debts owed to creditors. Bankruptcy relief is available under Title 11 of the United States Code. There are several different types of bankruptcy, with the most common being chapter 7, chapter 13, and chapter 11.

In Rhode Island, all bankruptcy cases are filed in the same court in Providence. In Massachusetts, bankruptcy cases are filed in the courts for Boston, Worcester, or Springfield, depending on where the debtor resides.