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District of Minnesota
Clerk's Offices
Duluth Fergus Falls
Minneapolis St. Paul

Debtor Help


While the information presented is accurate as of the date of publication, it should not be cited, used as legal authority, or substituted for reference to the United States Bankruptcy Code (Title 11, United States Code) and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, both of which may be reviewed at local law libraries, or to the Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. This information should also not substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel.

Other resources are available to assist debtors, including the following (with links):

Pro Se Notice

The Clerk's Office cannot:

  • Explain the meaning of a particular rule
  • Give an interpretation of case law
  • Explain the result of taking or not taking action in a case or proceeding
  • Tell you whether jurisdiction is proper in a case or proceeding
  • Tell you whether a complaint properly presents a claim
  • Provide advice regarding the best procedure to accomplish a particular goal
  • Apply a Rule or Statute
  • Make change or accept credit cards or personal checks from debtors
  • Explain who should receive proper notice or service
  • Assist you in completing forms

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When You File:

After You File: