Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
The Oklahoma bankruptcy lawyers at Atkins & Markoff, a law firm that provides legal representation to consumers and businesses that need help reorganizing their finances, hereby alerts the public to a report that was published by CreditCards.com that revealed several statistics regarding the number and rate of Oklahoma bankruptcy case filings during the first half of 2012. The report also provided information regarding the percentage of cases that were filed under Chapter 7 as compared to Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Specifically, the report appeared on the CreditCards.com Web site and it was entitled, “State by state bankruptcy statistics, 2005-2012 - Filings continue to fall in 2nd quarter of 2012”. The report provided state-by-state information regarding the number of bankruptcy cases filed as well as a statistical analysis of those filings. During the first half of 2012, there were a total of 6,105 bankruptcy cases filed in Oklahoma.
This total represented 3.31 bankruptcy filings per 1,000 residents in the state. In addition to the bankruptcy filing rate, Oklahoma ranked 29th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of the frequency of bankruptcy filings based on the percentage of cases filed with respect to its population. The rate also represented a drop by a factor of 0.14 as compared to the first half of 2011.
The Oklahoma bankruptcy attorneys at Atkins & Markoff advise any people or businesses that are still struggling with their financial situations to seek immediate legal advice in order to obtain a full analysis of those situations. This advice could lead to the formulation of a plan that could help alleviate these financial struggles.
About Atkins & Markoff
The Oklahoma bankruptcy lawyers at Atkins & Markoff, whose law firm Web site URL can be found at http://www.OklahomaBankruptcyLawCenter.com, is a law firm comprised of Oklahoma bankruptcy attorneys who have been representing consumers since 1999 in bankruptcy-related legal matters that include Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases as well as debt consolidation and credit counseling matters. The firm represents consumers in bankruptcy cases throughout the state of Oklahoma.