Read Before You File

Notice Required by 11 U.S.C. § 342(b) for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy

This notice is for you if:

  • You are an individual filing for bankruptcy, and
  • Your debts are primarily consumer debts. Consumer debts are defined in 11 U.S.C. § 101(8) as “incurred by an individual primarily for a personal, family, or household purpose.”

Information Regarding Credit Counseling

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 requires people who plan to file for bankruptcy protection receive credit counseling from a government approved organization within six months before they file. They also must complete a debtor education course to have their debts discharged. The Department of Justice's U.S. Trustee Program approves organizations who can provide the mandatory credit counseling and debtor education. Please click on this link Credit Counseling Services to access a list of approved credit counselors for the Northern District of Texas.

Have You Completed Credit Counseling?

Information About Credit Counseling and Debtor Education

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