Bankruptcy Overview

Bankruptcy Basics is designed to provide basic information on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws.  It also provides individuals who may be considering bankruptcy with a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process.

U.S. Courts Bankruptcy Basics
U.S. Courts Bankruptcy Basics Video

The United States Trustee Program is the 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.  The Program's website contains information about the United States Trustee Program and the federal bankruptcy system.

U.S. Trustee Program
Bankruptcy Information Sheet

Additional Debtor Information:

Duties of Individual Debtors
Checklist for §341 Meeting of Creditors
Courtroom Etiquette