Bankruptcy Related Links

U.S. Courts-Bankruptcy Basics

General information and videos on filing a bankruptcy case from the United States Courts.

Federal Trade Commission- “Filing for Bankruptcy: What to Know”

Federal Trade Commission’s website with information about the bankruptcy counseling and education requirements and what you should look for when choosing a credit counselor.

Regional Resources

Maryland

Maryland Legal Aid (MLA)

Maryland Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to qualified Marylanders and people over 60. They have 13 offices around the state.

MLA-“Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know in Maryland”

Helpful guide from Maryland Legal Aid that contains general information about your bankruptcy rights in Maryland.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)

MVLS provides free and low cost legal representation to Marylanders with limited income, website also includes information on how to file without an attorney.

Debtor Assistance Project (DAP) Maryland

Partnership between the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and various members of the Maryland legal community. Provides people with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a volunteer bankruptcy attorney for a free half-hour consultation. Website also includes resources including lists of low-cost attorneys. DAP has locations in Baltimore, Greenbelt, Easton, & Cumberland, Maryland.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court-District of Maryland

Information on reporting bankruptcy fraud, finding an approved credit counseling or debtor education agency, and state means testing/poverty guidelines.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court-Resources for Self-Represented Debtors

Information for individuals considering filing for bankruptcy without an attorney in Maryland, including what to do before you file, when you file, and after you file.

People’s Law Library of Maryland

Legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, provides information about bankruptcy including a list of debts that cannot be eliminated, property you can keep, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Delaware

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS)

DVLS provides pro bono legal services to Delaware residents who qualify; representation is offered on a case by case basis.

Delaware Legal Aid Society

A non-profit law firm providing free civil legal service to members of the Delaware community who have low income, disabilities, or who are age 60 or over.

Delaware State Courts

The official website of the Delaware Courts system, find additional sources of legal assistance, as well as resources for family, traffic, or criminal matters.