Filing Without an Attorney
 

If you do not have an attorney, and you are filing or involved in a bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky, you may get information about the overall bankruptcy process and general filing requirements by viewing the contents of this website and/or from the Court's Guide to Filing Bankruptcy without an Attorney.  The staff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk's office provides a variety of services; however they are not permitted to assist with the preparation of the voluntary petition, schedules, or other documents, nor can they provide legal advice.

While the information presented below is accurate as of the date of publication, it should not be cited or relied upon as legal authority. It is highly recommended that legal advice be obtained from a bankruptcy attorney or legal association. For filing requirements, please refer to the United States Bankruptcy Code (Title 11, United States Code), the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (Bankruptcy Rules), the Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky and at the U.S. Courts website  at  www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts/prose.html.

OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

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The Court maintains a list of Bankruptcy Petition Preparers that have been barred from preparing petitions for filing in the Western District of Kentucky.

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It is highly recommended that you also view the FAQ  area of this website to obtain a clearer view of the bankruptcy process and court requirements, including the FAQ section for parties filing without an attorney.

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For a list of bankruptcy attorneys who provide services pro bono (without charge), visit the American Bar Association.

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For information concerning the eligibility for discharge based on the time period between case filings, view this chart. For all calculations of eligibility for discharge, please contact an attorney; the Clerk's Office staff cannot tell you whether you will be eligible for a discharge if you file a new case.

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Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN):  DeBN is a free email delivery service of certain notices/orders for debtor(s).  Click here for more information.

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Information Regarding Bankruptcy Cases and Credit Reports: The Court does not report information to credit reporting agencies and has no jurisdiction over these agencies. The Court cannot alter any information on a credit report or direct the credit reporting agency to do so. You must contact credit reporting agencies directly regarding these inquiries. More information is available on the Court's Bankruptcy Cases and Credit Reports page.

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The Federal Judicial Center has released a 30 minute video series which provides an overview of the different types of bankruptcy and related filing procedures. The program is divided into eight short segments for desktop viewing at convenient intervals. 

This page was last edited on 01/11/2019 at 12:15 PM .