Your business, as a dba, is inseparable from your personal finances. Your bankruptcy would be filed in your own name with the dba listed as an alias. Before any more time passes, your needs will be best met by consulting with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. The need to surrender very expensive collateral and declining health are both very relevant issues. If you do not know a capable bankruptcy lawyer, use the attorney-finder at www.nacba.org.
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Nope! You must file on ALL your debt, regardless whether it was incurred operating a business. ALSO, all you personal & real property are considered in whether or not you have "unprotected" assets. Talk with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Don't try to "do it cheap." Good luck.
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You would definitely be filing a personal bankruptcy, which will list and address all debts, both personal and business. Your business was not separate from you, and corporations do not receive a discharge in bankruptcy in any case.