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For Debtors

Welcome to the For Debtors section of the court's Web site. Here you will find information pertinent to you and your business with the court.

You are a Debtor if...

  • You are a person or organization that has borrowed money from another party
  • You cannot repay the money owed by the time it is due and have filed bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal consequences, and hiring a competent attorney is strongly recommended.

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has prepared a series of short videos entitled "Bankruptcy Basics," which 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 advisor.)

Visit our Filing without an Attorney page for helpful information and other resources.

Change of Address

FRBP 4002(a)(5) requires the debtor to keep the court informed of any change of address. Form CSD 1547 - Notice of Change of Address should be used to update the debtor's address.