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Bankruptcy: Getting Started

This guide will help users find materials related to bankruptcy law.

Off Campus Access

Off-campus access is restricted to current Florida State faculty, students and staff.  You will be prompted to login with your FSU user name and password.

Government Websites

United States Trustee Program

The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees under 28 U.S.C. §586 and 11 U.S.C. §101, et seq.

http://www.justice.gov/ust/

http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/Bankruptcy.aspx

 

Introduction to Bankruptcy Research

The U.S. Courts website, found below, gives a good general introduction to bankruptcy law. Essentially bankruptcy is the federal mechanism that allows debtors to be discharged from their obligations to obtain a financial fresh start. It is codified in title 11 of the U.S. Code. This should not be confused with Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is a type of bankruptcy found within the title. 

http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/Bankruptcy/BankruptcyBasics/Process.aspx

 

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Amy Lipford
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