|Bankruptcy Basics||Text and video material prepared by the U.S. courts to educate users on the bankruptcy process.|
|Title 11: Bankruptcy Code||
Access Title 11 of the U.S. Code using the free government website created by the Office of Law Revision Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Recent amendments to the Bankruptcy Code: The Office of Law Revision Counsel maintains classification tables to indicate which chapters of the U.S. Code have been amended in the current and previous Congresses. This is a helpful way to check quickly for changes to Title 11, etc.
The American Bankruptcy Institute website provides access to Bankruptcy Code and related Code titles.
|Bankruptcy Forms||The official bankruptcy forms are posted on the U.S. Courts website. Pending changes in bankruptcy forms can be found here.|
The United States Bankruptcy Courts handle bankruptcy filings. Parties can file an appeal from a bankruptcy court decision in the federal district court; some federal circuits have a Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAPs exist only in the First, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits) as another avenue of appeal. Note that 28 U.S.C.158(d)(2) provides for direct appeal from bankruptcy court to the circuit court of appeals under certain conditions.
State law figures in bankruptcy exemptions, namely which property may be exempted from the bankruptcy estate.
Resources for researching state exemptions:
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