General Bankruptcy Information

  • Bankruptcy Information Sheet
  • Answers to Common Bankruptcy Questions, published by the National Consumer Law Center.
  • Disclosures about your rights and bankruptcy relief, including assistance from “petition preparers”  (11 U.S.C. Section 527).
  • More Disclosures about your rights and bankruptcy relief, including credit counseling obligations and the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 (11 U.S.C. Section 342).
  • “Bankruptcy Basics,” published by the U.S. Federal Courts.
  • Bankruptcy Court website for Atlanta, Newnan, Rome, and Gainesville.
  • PACER, free access to Court records.
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, Region 21, Atlanta Division, which monitors all aspects of the bankruptcy process.
  • Get free credit reports from twice a year as a Georgia resident.

Chapter 7

  • How to interpret the,  “Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case,” which is mailed to you after your Chapter 7 case is filed.
  • List of Chapter 7 Trustees in Atlanta, Newnan, Rome, and Gainesville (scroll down to Georgia).
  • Information packet about, “reaffirmation agreements,” sponsored by Atlanta Legal Aid.

Chapter 13 

  • Chapter 13 Rights and Responsibilities for the Northern District of Georgia, which details your rights and obligations in a Chapter 13 case filed in the Atlanta area.
  • Monitor the progress of your Chapter 13 case.
  • Adam M. Goodman, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee.
  • Mary Ida Townson, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee.  Trustee Townson’s handbook about the bankruptcy process.
  • Nancy J. Whaley, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee.  Trustee Whaley’s handbook about the bankruptcy process.

Homeowner Assistance Information

  • HomeSafe Georgia offers mortgage assistance.
  • NACA offers help with loan modifications.
  • Federal Government assistance with loan modifications and your rights under the Making Home Affordable Program (HAMP).
  • Tips for spotting foreclosure scams.
  • Settlement between some States and some mortgage companies (Ally/ GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo).

Talk to Us

Law Offices of Angel M. Van Wieren, P.C.
675 Seminole Ave NE, Ste 102
Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 963-7408

Legal Stuff

(Because We Are Lawyers, After All)

  • We are a Debt Relief Agency as designated by the U.S. Congress. We proudly help people with debt relief, including filing for bankruptcy relief.
  • This website is not legal advice, but is only for informational purposes.

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Angel is a top-notch professional. She is honest, knowledgeable, organized, pleasant and has a heart for helping others in need of her services.
- M. Fisher, 2012.
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