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Suffolk County and Nassau County Resources

Suffolk County District Court - Debt collection cases for $15,000 or less that are filed against residents of the five western towns of Suffolk County, New York (Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip & Smithtown) are commenced in this court. This site also provides resources to forms used in civil actions, the court schedule and information regarding civil court cases in Suffolk County, New York. The court has six districts that handle civil cases, each with its  own courthouse.  

Nassau County District Court - Debt collection cases for $15,000 or less that are filed against residents of Nassau County, New York are commenced in this court. This site also provides resources to check the status of current civil cases, general information about civil cases in New York, and resources for filing civil cases. The court is located at:

District Court, Nassau County
99 Main Street
Hempstead, New York 115500
Phone: (516) 572-2355

Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program – This free financial literacy program, also known as the CARE Program, is a New York-based initiative that provides financial education for high school and college students throughout the nation who are most at risk for developing credit and financial problems because they are targeted by aggressive credit card companies.

The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York - This court serves the Eastern District of New York, including the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, and is a unit of the U.S District Court. All bankruptcy proceedings in the Eastern District of New York take place at this court.

USBC-EDNY Local Rules – This link is to the local rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. These rules vary from the federal rules, and are applicable only to the USBC-EDNY.


Federal Bankruptcy Resources

Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code – Title 11 of the United States Code, also known as the Bankruptcy Code, contains the federal rules for individuals who want to file for bankruptcy. This link is to the laws pertaining to Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code – Title 11 of the United States Code, also known as the Bankruptcy Code, contains the federal rules for individuals, corporations or entities that file for bankruptcy. This link is directly to the rules pertaining to Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Federal Trade Commission – The FTC is a governmental agency that seeks to protect the nation's consumers by developing policy and research tools, creating educational programs for consumers and business, and sharing its knowledge to the federal and state legislatures.

Federally Approved Credit Counseling Agencies – Prior to filing for bankruptcy, a debtor must take credit counseling from an approved agency. The following link lists all of the federally approved credit counseling agencies for the Eastern District of New York.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – This federal branch of the Department of the Treasury provides services to the nation’s taxpayers to help them understand and meet their tax responsibility. Additionally, the IRS has the authority to carry out the responsibilities of the secretary of the Treasury.

U.S. Trustee Program – This division of the Department of Justice is responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees. This site has information about the program and the federal bankruptcy system in general.

United States Bankruptcy Code - Title 11 of the United States Code, also known as the Bankruptcy Code, contains the federal rules for individuals, corporations or entities that file for bankruptcy. This link is directly to all chapters in Title 11.


Miscellaneous Bankruptcy Resources

American Bankruptcy Institute – This organization is dedicated to research and education on all matters related to bankruptcy. This site provides analysis of common bankruptcy issues and resources for members of the organization, journalists, the public and Congress.

Annual Credit Report – This site provides consumers with a free credit report once every twelve months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies, which are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Institute for Financial Literacy – This non-profit organization's goal is to provide financial literacy education to the nation's public. This site provides resources for consumers, information on bankruptcy-related services, and information on financial counseling and educational programs.