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  • Access to Case Information

    This court provides access to case information in several ways. Case files are kept on site for your review at the court or electronically. Content Detail

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    US Bankruptcy Court
  • Bankruptcy Basics

    This bankruptcy booklet contains information about the different kinds of bankruptcy cases that may be filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the different parties who are a part of a bankruptcy case, the process that the case goes through and how a bankruptcy case is concluded. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Bankruptcy Law

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    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • Bankruptcy Pros and Cons

    Being in over your head financially is frightening. If you find yourself in this unhappy position, several kinds of help are available. Bankruptcy is one of the alternatives for financial distress. You need to examine the options available to you for dealing with your financial problems and decide which course of action is best for you. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association
  • Fees

    Court actions are not free. This page lists the US District Court's fee schedule and payment options. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Filing Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

    The Bankruptcy Court receives numerous calls from persons asking for information about filing bankruptcy cases without an attorney. This pamphlet answers some of the most frequently asked questions. Content Detail

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    U.S. Bankrupcty Court
  • Filing for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

    If you plan to represent yourself in your bankruptcy proceeding, you will need this information. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

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    US Bankruptcy Court
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 13 is commonly referred to as the wage earner plan. If a debtor (or husband and wife debtors) has any sort of income, from any source, he can file a petition for relief under Chapter 13 and repay his creditors, in part or in full, through a Chapter 13 trustee. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 refers to straight or liquidated bankruptcy. Under Chapter 7, a debtor (or husband and wife debtors) files a petition for relief, which automatically entitles the debtor to a court order protecting the debtor from the people or businesses to whom he owes money, who are called "creditors." Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Chapter 12 Bankruptcy for the Family Farmer

    Chapter 12 adjusts the debts of a family farmer who has regular income. Under Chapter 12 an individual or couple or, sometimes, a corporation or a partnership file a petition for relief which entitles them to a court order protecting them from their creditors. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Chapter Information Sheet

    If you plan to represent yourself in your bankruptcy proceeding, you will need this information. Overview of the various chapters available in Bankruptcy. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

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    US Bankruptcy Court
  • Consumers' Rights in Business Bankruptcy

    Lawline FAQ: Rights and obligations of consumers when businesses go bankrupt. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Court Addresses

    Where is the US Bankruptcy Court location nearest you? This page offers street addresses, mailing addresses, maps and driving directions, and local weather specific to each court. Content Detail

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    US Bankruptcy Court
  • Court Office Hours and Holidays

    Is the US Bankruptcy Court open today? Find out here. Content Detail

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    US Bankruptcy Court
  • Filing Information

    Guidelines for filing documents in paper and electronic form. Content Detail

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    US Bankruptcy Court