Bankruptcy Law Research Guide:
Bankruptcy Self Help
Where can I get some advice online for filing pro se in Arizona?
The District of Arizona Bankruptcy Court has a site to assist pro se filers.
Where do I get bankruptcy forms online?
Official bankruptcy forms and instructions are available from the United States Bankruptcy Courts website.
Where can I find the bankruptcy law online?
The bankruptcy law is codified in the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Where can I find the Bankruptcy Court rules online?
The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure are available from the Legal Information Institute.
For Arizona, the local rules are available from the District of Arizona Bankruptcy Court.
Where can I find more bankruptcy assistance online?
Check the Bankruptcy Resources page for more online links.
Law library resources
When using a resource, make sure the information is still applicable in light of the October 17, 2005, changes to the the law. Also, check the catalog or ask a librarian if there are newer editions of the works listed below.
- Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Protection Act of 2005, Henry Sommer (Matthew Bender 2005). Location: KF 1511.597 .R47 2005.
- Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: Law and Explanation, Sheila Williams & George Basharis (Aspen Publishers 2005). Location: KF 1511.597 .W55 2005.
- Bankruptcy: Is it the Right Solution to Your Debt Problems?, Robin Leonard (2d ed., Nolo 2004). Location: Law Reference KF 1524.6 .L455 2004
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep Your Property & Repay Debts Over Time, Stephen Elias & Robin Leonard (9th ed., Nolo 2008). Location: KF 1524.6 .L46 2008.
- Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Henry J. Sommer (8th ed., National Consumer Law Center 2004). Location: KF 1524 .S65 2006.
- How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Stephen Elias, Albin Renauer & Robin Leonard (14th ed., Nolo 2007). Location: Law Reference KF 1524.6 .E4 2007.
- The New Bankruptcy: Will It Work For You?, Robin Leonard (2d ed., Nolo 2007). Location: Law Reference KF 1524.6 .E43 2007.
There a number of companies that sell bankruptcy form/kits on the Internet, bookstores, or legal forms stores. Before buying a product make sure it contains the most recent forms and filing information.
Other companies sell software for preparing bankruptcy petitions using a computer. Most of these software programs are marketed to bankruptcy attorneys and can be rather expensive. However, there are some programs that cost less than $50.00 and are designed to assist individual filers.
Page Updated: 6 November 2008