Where to File for Bankruptcy
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Where to File for Bankruptcy

Most people file for bankruptcy in the federal district court closest to where they've lived for the past six months.
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Updated: 2020-07-16
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Most people file for bankruptcy in the federal district court closest to where they've lived for the past six months. But if you run a business in a different district and most of your property is located there, you may have to file in the federal court serving that location. And if you've moved recently, you may have to file at the bankruptcy court serving the county where you used to live.

The reason behind these filing rules is that the bankruptcy court wants to be able to easily find you and your property.

To find your local bankruptcy court, select your state from the list on this page.


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