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Bankruptcy Law, Local Rules & Administrative Procedures, General Orders, and Guidelines


Local Rules


- Bankruptcy Court
- District Court
- Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP)


General Orders


Bankruptcy Basics


Published Opinions

Unpublished Decisions
  • Want to learn more about the bankruptcy process? Review the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' Public Information Series on Bankruptcy Basics. On this page, you also can access and watch a series of short videos that provide basic information to debtors, creditors, court personnel, the media, and the general public on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws. (The Bankruptcy Basics should not substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel or a financial expert. Neither the Bankruptcy Judges Division nor the Administrative Office of the United States Courts can provide legal or financial advice. Such advice may be obtained from a competent attorney, accountant, or financial adviser.)

Chapter 7 Information

Chapter 11 Information

Chapter 12 Information

Chapter 13 Information


Federal Government





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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California does not control this information nor do we guarantee its accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness.