Links to Other Helpful Websites
US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
On that site, you can click on the following link for an overview of the different types of bankruptcies: www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/bankruptcy/bankruptcy-basics
Department of Justice’s list of approved credit counseling providers
Department of Justice’s list of approved credit counseling providers, for taking the credit counseling class needed prior to filing bankruptcy: http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/eo/bapcpa/ccde/CC_Files/CC_Approved_Agencies_HTML/cc_new_york/cc_new_york.htm
In order to take this class, select an approved provider in the Western District of New York. You will need to know your income, expenses, and how much you owe to each of your creditors. This class should take about half an hour.
Department of Justice’s list of approved debtor education agencies
Department of Justice’s list of approved debtor education agencies for taking the financial management class that is necessary in order to obtain a bankruptcy discharge. This class must be taken after your case is filed, and will take about 2 hours.