June personal bankruptcy filings in NH fall

So far, 2018 numbers are 3 percent lower than a year ago

New Hampshire bankruptcy filings are on their way down again, albeit slightly.

Some 129 households and businesses filed for bankruptcy in June, 33, or 19 percent, less than in May, and 24, or less than 16 percent, lower than June 2017. It is the second lowest total of this year and lowest number of June filings since 1989.

So far this year, bankruptcy filings are down 3 percent, averaging 147 a month. Through the same period last year, bankruptcy filings actually rose by 1 percent.

There were nine business-related filings in June compared to seven in May and two in April. But seven out of the nine filings were household filings with business related debt. And one business case was an involuntary filing against a builder filed by a creditor. 

The voluntary filing was: 

Lakes Region Opticians Inc., Gilford, filed June 21, Chapter 7. Assets: Less than $50,000. Liabilities: $100,000 to $500,000.

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