What Bills to Pay First when Considering Personal Bankruptcy

By James P. Caher, John M. Caher

Part of Personal Bankruptcy Laws For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If filing for personal bankruptcy is on your radar, continue paying whatever bills you can to stay within the law. Prioritize bill payments with the help of this list:

  • Rent (unless you plan to move)

  • Utilities

  • Car (if you want to keep it)

  • Mortgage (if you want to keep your home)

  • Fines

  • Child support and spousal support

  • Income taxes