Jurisdictions allow individuals to declare their bankruptcy through a procedure called personal bankruptcy. That simply means that you cannot afford to pay your debts any longer and requires removal of any such obligation by giving up control of your financial assets. You can either do it through a debtors’ petition (doing it yourself) or through a creditors’ petition (someone who you owe money can do so).
types of personal bankruptcy
While personal bankruptcy can be filed through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, there are other types of bankruptcies that apply to different situations. While Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 seek to provide repayment solution either by liquidating the financial assets or repayment schedule respectively, the other chapters pertain to businesses, fishermen or farmers, foreign investors etc.