If considering bankruptcy, one must receive a Certificate of Counseling from an agency approved* by the United States Trustee before filing. Counseling sessions will include information on the bankruptcy process and discussion of the possible consequences of filing and available alternatives. The fee is $50.00 for an individual and $65.00 for a couple filing a joint petition and attending the same session. This may be waived if household income is less than 150% of the Federal Poverty Level.
To complete the pre-filing counseling online please click here. Once you have finished the online work you will need to complete phone session with one of our counselors to receive your Certificate of Completion. Please call 319-398-3943 to schedule this phone session.
*Approval by the Department of Justice does not endorse or ensure the quality of an agency's services.
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