Can I File Bankruptcy Without An Attorney?

You are not required to hire a bankruptcy lawyer to file your bankruptcy petition for you. You may file your case yourself in what is called “pro se” representation. Pro se representation can be dangerous, and some unfortunate pro se cases end with devastating results because of mistakes made trying to understand the complex bankruptcy […]

Texas Bankruptcy Courts

Although bankruptcy is federal law, the bankruptcy courts in each jurisdiction have local rules that must be followed. A local bankruptcy attorney will be familiar with the specific rules in your area. TEXAS BANKRUPTCY DISTRICTS Northern District of Texas Bankrutpcy Court Locations Amarillo Abilene Dallas Fort Worth Lubbock San Angelo Wichita Falls Eastern District of […]

Texas Bankruptcy Credit Counseling/Debtor Education (Required)

Pre-filing Bankruptcy Credit Counseling Briefing To file bankruptcy in Texas, the law requires that you complete a U.S. Trustee-approved credit counseling briefing. A certificate verifying your completion of this course must be filed with your bankruptcy petition. The credit counseling courses are generally a question and answer sessions with a non-profit credit counseling agency. The […]

Texas Bankruptcy Statistics

  2006 TEXAS BANKRUPTCY FILING STATISTICS Circuit and District Chapter 7 Chapter 11 Chapter 13 Total Non-Business Filings Texas, Northern District 4,395 8 7,845 12,248 Texas, Eastern District 2,154 3 2,241 4,398 Texas, Southern District 4,031 28 6,389 10,448 Texas, Western District 3,529 7 3,920 7,456 Total 14,109 46 20,395 34,550 Source: U.S. Government Court Statistics […]

West Virginia Bankruptcy

What Are The West Virginia Bankruptcy Exemptions? West Virginia law protects all or a portion of your property from being seized by creditors or the bankruptcy trustee in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are generally allowed to keep all of your assets and property. Certain exceptions may apply, so it’s […]

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