Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Request books about bankruptcy from Suffolk County Libraries
Bankruptcy Basics provides general information about federal bankruptcy laws and the bankruptcy process. It is not a guide for filing for bankruptcy.
Do I Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer?
Find out if you should get a bankruptcy lawyer or if you can file on your own.
Eastern District of New York: Local Bankruptcy Forms
The forms you will need to file for bankruptcy in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, Queens and Richmond Counties.
Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney
Corporations and partnerships must have an attorney to file a bankruptcy case. Individuals, however, may represent themselves in bankruptcy court.
How does bankruptcy work in New York State?
After you’ve determined which chapter will serve you best—and it’s time to complete the paperwork—this article will help you find other types of information you’ll need, including official bankruptcy forms, New York means test figures, credit counseling providers, and bankruptcy court locations.
United States Bankruptcy Court: Eastern District
COURT'S MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to provide an opportunity for debtors to receive a fresh economic start and for creditors to be paid in accordance with the law, and to promote public confidence in the judiciary, by serving the public and all of our constituencies in the fair and just resolution of cases within our jurisdiction.