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We understand that each person that seeks assistance has a unique financial situation. During your pre-filing counseling session, a certified credit counselor will work one-on-one with you to develop a detailed personal financial assessment. Your counselor will review your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. This in-depth process will provide you with a true and accurate picture of your financial situation. The personal financial assessment is just the first piece that is developed to help you determine the right solution for your financial situation.  Your counselor will work with you to develop a reasonable and manageable spending plan, a detailed action plan, and short and long-term financial goals.

From the comfort of your home, you can complete your pre-filing counseling session online or by telephone.  Counselors are available by telephone from 8AM to 12AM (CST), 7 days a week, while online counseling is available anytime at BankruptcyCertificate.com.  In-person services are available by appointment in select local markets. Counseling services are available in Spanish with more than 150 other languages available upon request.

Upon completion of the counseling session, you will be promptly issued a certificate of participation that allows you to proceed with the bankruptcy filing process. Timely certificate delivery is offered by email, fax, or mail.

 

Bankruptcy Services

877.895.2227
Pre-filing counseling


866.745.2227
Pre-discharge education


877.833.1743
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Q: Do I need an attorney to file for bankruptcy?
A:
You are not required to use an attorney when filing for bankruptcy, however bankruptcy laws can be complicated.  Working with a trusted attorney can help ensure a smooth process.

Questions about bankruptcy?

Not sure if bankruptcy is right for you? Or even what it means to file for bankruptcy?  Visit Bankruptcy.org for answers to all of your bankruptcy-related questions.