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Great source for Bankruptcy information in Nebraska

Nebraska Bankruptcy Court, OmahaIf you are seeking reliable and helpful information on the possibility of filing a bankruptcy, you owe yourself a visit to the website of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska.  It is a wealth of information for beginners and professional bankruptcy attorneys.  One of the more valuable tools available on the website is direct access to the opinions issued by our Nebraska Bankruptcy Court.  Reading through the various opinions give even a non-attorney a general idea of what is going on.  Moreover, the opinions are searchable so that you can find the topic that you are looking for.

For example, to learn about whether or not a debt owed to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (“NDHHS”) is wiped out in bankruptcy, you simply need to read the latest decision issued by the Court on November 8, 2012.  In that case, the Court ruled that the debtor could NOT discharge a $949.39 debt that she owed to NDHHS from an overpayment of child support.  Her debt must be repaid in full and included within the Chapter 13 Plan as a priority debt.

Also available on the website is assistance for those brave souls that want to file bankruptcy by themselves.  Additionally, all of the necessary bankruptcy forms are available on the site.

For professionals, including Nebraska bankruptcy attorneys and creditor attorneys, the site contains the extremely useful, but commonly overlooked, Local Rules.  Nebraska’s Bankruptcy Court has, unlike some other bankruptcy courts, adopted its own local rules that supplement the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures.  Becoming familiar with the local rules is critical to practicing bankruptcy law in Nebraska.

Many other resources are on the website and/or other links exists to very important and useful sites.  Believe me, it’s worth becoming familiar with this site if you are seeking bankruptcy information or are a practicing attorney.

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