LOUISIANA BANKRUPTCY COURTS

Louisiana bankruptcy courts can help you with your bankruptcy filing.

Individuals can file bankruptcy on US bankruptcy courts without having the assistance of an attorney. This process of representing yourself is know as Pro Se (Latin for "by yourself/for self/on your own behalf.") By choosing to represent yourself, you will be a PRO SE litigant.

Most courts have created Pro Se desks or self-help desks to help you with forms and instructions. Clerks may provide information and the appropriate forms necessary, but are prohibited by law from giving legal advice or assisting, drafting or preparing legal documents. By choosing Do-IT-Yourself filers can save the money that would be necessary to hire an bankruptcy attorney. The cost to file on your own ranges from $200 to $400 Dollars. It will include filing fees, trustee surcharge, and administrative fees.


Unsecured debt such as credit card bills, personal loans, utility bills, etc can be filed under the bankruptcy law. Time of discharge is 3 to 4 months. Bankruptcy will remain on your record for 10 years after the date it was declared.

Corporations are not allowed to file bankruptcy without legal counsel.

LOUISIANA BANKRUPTCY COURTS

Louisiana Eastern Bankruptcy Court - Hale Boggs Federal Building United States Courthouse 500 Poydras Street, Suite B-601 New Orleans LA 70130 Phone: 504-589-7878

Louisiana Middle Bankruptcy Court - United States Courthouse and Federal Building 707 Florida Street, Suite 119 Baton Rouge LA 70801 Phone: 225-389-0211

Louisiana Western Bankruptcy Court - Hemenway Building 300 Jackson Street, Suite 116 Alexandria LA 71301 Phone: 318-445-1890

Louisiana Western Bankruptcy Court - United States Court House 300 Fannin Street, Suite 2201 Shreveport LA 71101 Phone: 318-676-4267

Louisiana Western Bankruptcy Court - Washington Life Building 214 Jefferson Street, Suite 100 Lafayette LA 70501-7050 Phone: 337-262-6800

Louisiana Eastern District Court - Hale Boggs Federal Building United States Courthouse 500 Poydras Street, Room C-151 New Orleans LA 70130 Phone: 504-589-7650

Louisiana Middle District Court - Russell B. Long Federal Building 777 Florida Street, Suite 139 Baton Rouge LA 70801 Phone: 225-389-3500

Louisiana Western District Court - United States Courthouse 800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100 Lafayette LA 70501 Phone: 337-593-5000

Louisiana Western District Court - Edwin F. Hunter, Jr. United States Courthouse and Federal Building 611 Broad Street, Suite 188 Lake Charles LA 70602 Phone: 337-437-3870

Louisiana Western District Court - Federal Building 201 Jackson Street, Suite 215 Monroe LA 71201 Mailing Address PO Box 3087 Monroe LA 71201 Phone: 318-322-6740

Louisiana Western District Court - United States Court House 300 Fannin Street, Suite 1167 Shreveport LA 71101 Phone: 318-676-4273


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