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Individuals and businesses that are engaged in farming operations may file for Chapter 12 bankruptcy. Chapter 12 bankruptcy requirements for farmers are complex and require the skilled knowledge of an attorney.
The first thing to do is contact a Wayne County bankruptcy attorney who handles Chapter 12 farmers bankruptcies. You should take certain documents to your attorney including a list of all your creditors stating the amount and nature of their claim; a list of all your property; your financial statements; a list of all your monthly farming and living expenses. Your attorney will guide you through the rest.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.
Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.
Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.
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