A debtor is an individual, partnership or corporation that has filed a voluntary petition or against whom an involuntary petition has been filed under the Bankruptcy Code. This section of the website provides debtors with general information about the bankruptcy process.
Note: If not represented by an attorney, please visit our "Filing Without an Attorney" section of this website for more information on proceeding pro se.
Attention Attorneys and Debtors: The court issued notice on November 2, 2015 of a scam aimed at debtors that involved spoofing of their attorney's office telephone number. You can read that notice here. Clerk staff are aware of a variant of that scam. The caller purports to be a creditor who was not listed and/or claims to have been excepted from discharge, and proposes prompt payment in a reduced amount (so long as the debtor does not suggest the need to discuss with counsel). Attorneys who represent debtors may wish to warn their clients of this version of the scam. Information about such contacts with debtors can be brought to the attention of the United States Trustee.