Alabama’s bankruptcy rate fifth highest in the nation

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, Alabama’s bankruptcy rate is the fifth highest in the nation.

A researcher said that Alabama has 7.42 bankruptcy filing per 1,000 residents. The national average is at 5.05 and Nevada had the highest rate of all the 50 states and Alaska had the lowest rate.

Business bankruptcy filings in the nation have decreased by 4 percent while personal bankruptcy filings have increased by 15 percent.

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Paula Greenway is a native of Birmingham and has focused her practice on consumer bankruptcy since 1996. She is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions throughout the State of Alabama. Paula has handled over 5,000 bankruptcy cases ranging in complexity throughout her career and prides herself on being able to come up with creative solutions to her clients’ financial issues.