Need help with bankruptcy or debt?

Bankruptcy can be confusing with all the scary legal and financial terms that can be thrown your way. But it can also be your first step in getting a fresh start!

At Community Legal Aid, we can help you understand the bankruptcy process -- step by step -- and tell you where you can go for sample documents and other resources you may need during this process.

To get started, simply pick the section below that sounds right for you. You can read through all the information, or skip to sections that are specific to your situation. These sections are meant to help answer specific questions, as well as to provide an overview of the bankruptcy process.

Always remember, if you have questions or want to apply for Legal Aid, you can call our Helpline at (800) 998-9454, or apply online 24/7 at


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