The full text of the federal Bankruptcy Code is available at the Law Information Institute Web site maintained by Cornell University Law School. See U.S. Code: Title 11 - Bankruptcy.
The Federal Bankruptcy Rules and Official Bankruptcy Forms are available on the federal courts’ Web site. See United States Bankruptcy Courts for more information.
Information about filing bankruptcy is available on the Web site of the federal bankruptcy courts at United States Bankruptcy Courts.
Resources may be available if you are in danger of losing your home because you are behind in mortgage payments. Government agencies that provide information and assistance include the Department of Housing and Urban Development (Find a Housing Counselor and Avoiding Foreclosure) and the Federal Trade Commission (Facts for Consumers).
In addition, you may be eligible to modify your mortgage to make your monthly payments more affordable through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), even if you have filed for bankruptcy relief. For more information on HAMP, please review the HAMP Fact Sheet in English [PDF - 268 KB] or Spanish [PDF - 268 KB] and the HAMP FAQs in English [PDF - 102 KB] or Spanish [PDF - 107 KB], or visit www.makinghomeaffordable.gov. Also available on this site is a video that describes HAMP -- what it is and how it works, particularly within the bankruptcy context. Click here to view the video.
Scam operators target people whose home mortgages are in trouble. For more information, refer to Bankruptcy Foreclosure or Mortgage Rescue Scams, the Homeowners' Concerns section of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Consumer Information, and this FBI and USTP issued Intelligence Assessment [PDF - 126 KB].
You may find more information on various types of financial fraud, including where to report financial fraud, at www.StopFraud.gov, the Web site of the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010, institutes a number of changes regarding health insurance coverage and the protections and benefits available to consumers. For information on finding health care coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs under the ACA, please visit www.healthcare.gov.