These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local clerk of court offices.

Under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, a company is protected from claims by creditors while it attempts to reorganize its finances under a plan approved by the court.

In a Chapter 7 liquidation, a court trustee sells assets to pay creditors' claims. The company then ceases operations.

Eastern Virginia District

Alexandria Division

Fairfax Home Window Products Inc. of 9411 West St., Manassas, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Oct. 4. The company listed assets as $50,000 to $100,000 and liabilities as $1 million to $10 million.

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

CNS Daycare Center LLC of 20101 Woodfield Rd., Gaithersburg, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Oct. 4. The company listed assets as $50,000 to $100,000 and liabilities as $100,000 to $500,000.

Amegabyte Inc. of 3207 Castle Leigh Rd., Calverton, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Oct. 1. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $100,000 to $500,000.

Guido's Inc. of 6607 Christy Acres Circle, Mount Airy, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Oct. 1. The company did not list assets or liabilities.