Battle Ground is located in Clark County and has a population of 17,571. The city first became a settlement in 1886, and it was officially incorporated in June 1951. There are about 5,652 households in the city and 4.365 families.
The demographic makeup of Battle Ground is:
- 90.5 percent white
- 1.9 percent Asian
- 2.1 percent from other races
- 6.5 percent Hispanics or Latinos
- 0.8 percent African American
- 0.8 percent Native American
- 0.3 percent Pacific Islander
In terms of ethnic break-up, 15 percent of people are German; 10.7 percent are Irish; 9.9 percent are English; and 6.4 percent are Ukrainian.
Of the 5,652 households, 50 percent have children under the age of 18 and 59 percent are married couples living together. Twenty-two percent are considered non-families.
Bankruptcy in Battle Ground
In Battle Ground, as in other towns in the U.S., tough economic times have resulted in individuals and businesses struggling to meet their financial commitments.
In Washington State, there were over 21,000 bankruptcy filings in 2014. These statistics include Chapter 7, Chapter 9, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.
Filing for bankruptcy is complicated, depending on your assets, income, and for what type of bankruptcy you are filing. Because of this, it is important to consult a bankruptcy attorney as they are well-versed in bankruptcy law and the requirements for filing.
Additionally, there are exemptions that apply when filing for bankruptcy. A bankruptcy attorney will be able to advise you as to whether you fall under any of the bankruptcy exemptions.
Filing for Bankruptcy in Battle Ground
To file for bankruptcy in Washington, you must first complete a credit counseling course from an approved agency. This course must be completed within 180 days before filing for bankruptcy. Once the case is filed, you are required to take a debtor education course. This course must be completed before a bankruptcy discharge will be issued.
In addition to courses, you must complete specific bankruptcy forms depending on which bankruptcy chapter you are filing under. There is also a means test information requirement.
If you, or a loved one, are in financial trouble and thinking of filing for bankruptcy, it is best to consult a bankruptcy attorney. The Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer has years of experience handling bankruptcy filings and claims. We know this is a stressful time in your life, and we want to make this process as stress-free and easy as possible.
For an initial consultation on your bankruptcy claim, we welcome your call at (360) 334-6277.
We are located at:
3709 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661