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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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.