Bankruptcy Court offers free seminars on basics

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School, the United States Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Michigan, and the Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of Michigan Chapter invites the public to attend "Getting Through It: Bankruptcy Basics." This free program will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, and April 10, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit, 211 W. Fort Street. Anyone thinking about or filing for bankruptcy or in need of more information about bankruptcy should attend one or all of the seminars. Topics to be covered include: * Overview of the bankruptcy process. * Differences between Chapter 7 (liquidation) and Chapter 13 (reorganization). * Discharging debts and what isn't dischargeable. * What to expect at the meeting of creditors. * Explanation of forms. * The automatic stay--the Bankruptcy Law's "stop sign." * Question and answer. This is an education seminar only. For additional information, contact the pro se law clerk at (866) 478-4436 or (313) 234-0074. Published: Mon, Jan 7, 2013

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