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  • Approved Credit Counseling Agencies - Full Listing (All States and Territories)

    From the U.S. Trustee Program. Credit counseling agencies listed on this Web page are nonprofit budget and credit counseling agencies approved to provide counseling that individuals must take before they are eligible to file for bankruptcy protection, 11 U.S.C. § 109(h). This listing also includes credit counseling agencies that provide counseling services in languages other than English. Content Detail

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    U.S. Trustee Program
  • Bankruptcy Basics

    This handbook from the U.S. Courts provides basic information on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws. It also provides a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process. Content Detail

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    U.S. Courts - The Federal Judiciary
  • Bankruptcy Basics (Video)

    Nine-part video presentation from the U.S. Courts providing an overview of the basic bankruptcy process. Developed from the Federal Judiciary publication "Bankruptcy Basics." Read More

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    U.S. Courts - The Federal Judiciary
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Filing for Bankruptcy: What to Know About Credit Counseling

    If you plan to file for bankruptcy protection, you must get credit counseling from a government-approved organization within 180 days before you file. The Federal Trade Commission provides information on that requirement and how to satisfy it. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney

    Information from the U.S. Courts for individuals who are thinking about filing for bankruptcy without the assistance of an attorney. Content Detail

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    U.S. Courts - The Federal Judiciary
  • The Discharge in Bankruptcy

    This information from the U.S. Courts' "Bankruptcy Basics" attempts to answer some basic questions about the discharge available to individual debtors. Content Detail

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    U.S. Courts - The Federal Judiciary