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Pierce County Bankruptcy Filings Through 9/13

Laurie Shillito - Thursday, August 28, 2014
This year has been quite a difficult year for families across the country, but especially in Western Washington. Pierce County, with a population of 811,681, saw 3,858 people file for bankruptcy in the first nine months of 2013.

In this same time period, 136 businesses in Pierce County filed for bankruptcy, second only to the 232 businesses in King County.
A breakdown of the Non-Business Numbers, as gathered from USCourts.Gov:

  •           Through September 2013, 3,858 people filed for bankruptcy.
  1.           2,992 were Chapter 7
  2.           5 were Chapter 11
  3.           861 were Chapter 13
 
A Breakdown of the Business Numbers:

        136 businesses filed for bankruptcy
        19 filed Chapter 11
        4 file Chapter 13
 
If you are like many in Pierce County who run a business or are having difficulty with your personal finances, please contact us today. We can help you.

Further Information can be found here: http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/Statistics/BankruptcyStatistics/BankruptcyFilings/2013/0913_f5a.pdf
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