U.S. bankruptcy filings increased in 2009

Bankruptcy filings across the country increased by 31.9% last year. According to a report released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, bankruptcy filings totaled 1.4 million in 2009.

The bankruptcy filings included 60,837 business-related filings, which represented a 40% increase from 2008. Alabama was one of the five states with the greatest amount of bankruptcy filings per capita.

If you or anyone you know has considered filing for bankruptcy, contact the Birmingham bankruptcy lawyer Paula Greenway at (205) 324-4000.

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