Bankruptcy Basics and Resources

The links below are provided by the U.S. Courts and offer information for debtors, creditors and the general public on federal bankruptcy laws as well as information on the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed.

Additional Bankruptcy Links

Registration of Governmental Units

Register of Mailing Addresses of Federal and State Governmental Units
A list of mailing addresses of government agencies pursuant to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures, Rule 5003e.Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures, Rule 5003e

(e) Register of mailing addresses of federal and state governmental units and certain taxing authorities.

The United States or the state or territory in which the court is located may file a statement designating its mailing address. The United States, state, territory, or local governmental unit responsible for collecting taxes within the district in which the case is pending may also file a statement designating an address for service of requests under § 505(b) of the Code, and the designation shall describe where further information concerning additional requirements for filing such requests may be found. The clerk shall keep, in the form and manner as the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts may prescribe, a register that includes the mailing addresses designated under the first sentence of this subdivision, and a separate register of the addresses designated for the service of requests under § 505(b) of the Code. The clerk is not required to include in any single register more than one mailing address for each department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States or the state or territory. If more than one address for a department, agency, or instrumentality is included in the register, the clerk shall also include information that would enable a user of the register to determine the circumstances when each address is applicable, and mailing notice to only one applicable address is sufficient to provide effective notice. The clerk shall update the register annually, effective January 2 of each year. The mailing address in the register is conclusively presumed to be a proper address for the governmental unit, but the failure to use that mailing address does not invalidate any notice that is otherwise effective under applicable law.

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005

On April 20, 2005, President Bush signed into law the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). BAPCPA made substantial changes to the Bankruptcy Code.

Visit the BAPCPA-related sites below to help you with your bankruptcy case: