Counties served by the Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court:
Accomack, Amelia, Arlington, Brunswick, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Culpeper, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Gloucester, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Richmond, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Sussex, Westmoreland, York, Alexandria city, Chesapeake city, Colonial Heights city, Emporia city, Fairfax city, Falls Church city, Fredericksburg city, Hampton city, Hopewell city, Manassas city, Manassas Park city, Newport News city, Norfolk city, Petersburg city, Poquoson city, Portsmouth city, Richmond city, Suffolk city, Virginia Beach city, Williamsburg city,
Three Kinds of Information You Will Need from the Court
Official Website of the
Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court
What you'll find there
You'll need to file your papers with one of the courthouses that serve the Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court.
Where To Start
Before you file, there are three kinds of information you'll need to get from the court's website:
1. Info on Filing Without an AttorneyCourt "Pro Se" Info
Information specific to your district
You'll need information specifically about your particular court's procedures.
Fortunately, the Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court offers information specifically designed for people filing without an attorney. Virtually all courts link to the generic national information mentioned above. The Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court offers specific guidance about local procedures.
General information about how to file
2. Local RulesLocal Rules - VAE
Your court publishes plain-English instructions for those filing without a lawyer in the Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court . Use that first, rather than trying to read the actual rules.
3. Court FormsLocal Forms
Bankruptcy is a forms-intensive process, kind of like doing a long tax return.
The main forms you use in bankruptcy are federal forms, used nationwide in all bankruptcy courts.
Your bankruptcy court may have additional local forms for the Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court for dealing with things like the list of creditors.