Bankruptcy Basics -
This public information series provides a comprehensive
overview of bankruptcy, including information on: the discharge, a summary of
each individual Chapter, the Securities Investor Protection Act, and bankruptcy
to view the Bankruptcy Basics Video Series
U.S. Trustee Program - The United States Trustee Program is the component of
the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration of
bankruptcy cases and private trustees under 28 U.S.C. § 586 and 11 U.S.C. §
101, et seq. The Program’s website contains information about the U.S. Trustee
Program and the federal bankruptcy system.
Bankruptcy Information Sheet -
A helpful resource provided by the U.S. Trustee
Program that provides general information about what happens in a bankruptcy
case, including when you should file, what a discharge is, and what a
reaffirmation agreement is.
Please note that though the resources above provide a good overview of
bankruptcy, this information is not a complete overview of these topics and
should not be used as a substitute for reference to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, which can be found under the
Reference Library of this website.
Due to the complexity and long-term
financial effects of filing for bankruptcy, individuals are encouraged to
obtain legal advice from a competent attorney before filing a petition.
The Clerk’s Office is limited in the assistance it can provide parties in the
filing process. It cannot provide legal advice. If you are considering filing a petition or claim without an attorney (i.e.,
pro se), please review the Information for Debtors