Yes, you can still file for bankruptcy even if you have just moved. However, a bankruptcy case has to be filed in the bankruptcy court in the district where the debtor has lived or maintained a principal place of business for the greatest portion of the last 180 days. If you have lived in your new residence for less than 90 days, you would either need to file your case in the district of your previous residence or wait until you can file in the district where you are currently residing. It is also important to take into consideration that different states have different rules and exemptions. Talking to an attorney about your situation would help you determine which district's rules and exemptions would benefit you most.
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Can I file for bankruptcy if I just moved?
Submitted by Site Admin on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 5:05pm