United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Minnesota
Clerk's Offices
Duluth Fergus Falls
Minneapolis St. Paul
 
 

Debtor Help

Welcome!

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):

Bankruptcy Advice Clinic
Hennepin County Referral
Ramsey County Referral
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Hennepin County Self-Help
Volunteer Attorney Program - Duluth
Bankruptcy Section Pro Bono Homepage
Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy Basics Video
CM/ECF Training Modules

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

Before You File
Credit Counseling Warning
Before You File Bankruptcy
U.S. Trustee Approved Credit Counseling Providers
Instructions for Debtors Not Represented By An Attorney
IRS National Standards for Allowable Living Expenses
Median Family Income Chart
Filing Guidance
Chapter 7 Notice to Individual Debtors of Filing Requirements Under the Bankruptcy Act of 2005
Chapter 11 Notice to Individual Debtors of Filing Requirements Under the Bankruptcy Act of 2005
Chapter 13 Notice to Individual Debtors of Filing Requirements Under the Bankruptcy Act of 2005
Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy Basics Online Videos
Glossary

When You File
District of Minnesota Local Rules
Where To File
Fillable PDF Forms for Filing
Filing Fee Schedule
Payment Advices Cover Sheet
Signature Declaration
Chapter 13 Plan Document
Statement of Social Security Number
U.S. Trustee Approved Financial Management Course Providers
Application to Waive Chapter 7 Filing Fee (Official Form 3B)
Application to Pay Filing Fees in Installments (Description)
Application to Pay Filing Fees in Installments (Official Form B3A)

After You File
U.S. Trustee Approved Financial Management Course Providers
Debtor Change of Address Form
Legal Pleadings Captions Templates (Main case), Official Form B16D (Adversary Proceeding), Local Form 9001-1 (Unsworn Certificate of Service)
National Archives Request Forms