What are the main purposes of bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy laws serve two main purposes. The two main policies of bankruptcy are the fresh start for the honest but unfortunate Debtor (you) and equal treatment of Creditors (the people you owe). If you file for bankruptcy and follow the Bankruptcy Code rules, bankruptcy law gives you a fresh start by canceling many of your debts through a court order known as the Discharge. Bankruptcy will allow you to pay your Creditors a portion of what they are owed depending on what you can pay. After bankruptcy, the Discharge prevents your creditors from trying to collect the remainder of what you owe them.