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Bankruptcy Counseling

Approved by the U.S. Trustees, Apprisen issues certificates for pre and post bankruptcy counseling. Get started on the financial road to recovery today.


Bankruptcy Requirements

Whether through unexpected life changes or unwise choices, you may find yourself seeking bankruptcy protection. In 2005, Congress passed The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act which requires consumers to attend a Financial Services session before and after filing bankruptcy.


Pre-filing Counseling

In the Pre-filing Counseling session, you and your counselor will examine your situation to determine if there are any alternatives to bankruptcy. The Certified Financial Counselor will also explain any consequences you might experience and help you be prepared to get back on track after the bankruptcy has been filed.

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Post-filing Education

The Post-filing Education session will allow you to focus on the steps you can take to help build a strong financial life. You will learn a comprehensive set of financial skills and concepts to help you manage your money confidently going forward.

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Online Counseling

If you would like to complete all of your pre-filing bankruptcy counseling online, you can do so with Apprisen’s Online bankruptcy counseling course.

Learn more about our Counseling In Motion Program


Issues to Consider

Bankruptcy will affect your financial life for several years. It is very important that you consider all of the issues before deciding to discharge your debts in this manner.

  • Your credit rating could be affected for up to ten years.
  • You may pay more to obtain a loan or credit card.
  • Not all of your debts may be discharged in a bankruptcy.
  • Bankruptcy is a matter of public record and may affect your reputation in your community.

Bankruptcy is meant to be a last resort. You should try all other methods of repayment before filing for bankruptcy.

Apprisen offers Pre-filing Counseling and Post-filing Education for clients filing in:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Available in all states and Washington D.C., except for AL and NC

If you live outside these areas, please visit The U.S. Trustee Program or contact your attorney for an approved credit counselor near you.

Apprisen has been approved by the Executive Office of the United States Trustees to provide bankruptcy education and to issue certificates of attendance in compliance with the Bankruptcy Code. Approval does not endorse or assure the quality of an Agency's services.

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