Bankruptcy timeline

What happens before, during and after bankruptcy
[click circles to view timeline stages] 
How it works
Click on each of the circles in the above illustration. Each circle will provide the details of what you can expect at that point in time, from the point of declaring bankruptcy to 6 months into bankruptcy and 10 years forward.
This Bankrate bankruptcy timeline should be considered a guide, not a road map. In most cases, the timing is approximate and will vary based on the filer's individual circumstances.
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