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The U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator Program (USBA) is an agency of the Judiciary, the third branch of the federal government. The USBA oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees, and monitors the transactions and conduct of parties in bankruptcy. Separate and distinct from the federal bankruptcy courts, the USBA and its attorneys regularly appear before the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts on all aspects of bankruptcy matters for the purpose of assisting the Courts in insuring that bankruptcy cases are administered properly, and in conformance with applicable laws and procedures. Additionally, the USBA works in coordination with other government agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service, to identify and investigate bankruptcy fraud and abuse.

By law, the USBA and its personnel are not allowed to offer legal advice or counsel. Please contact your attorney with questions. If you prefer, you may contact the Alabama State Bar for assistance in finding an attorney to help you.

Are you trying to get a better understanding of bankruptcy and the federal rules governing bankruptcy cases? If so, please review the Bankruptcy Basics Guide:

Bankruptcy Basics - For Cases Filed on or after October 17, 2005 (pdf)

Bankruptcy Basics - For Cases Filed before October 17, 2005 (pdf)

A quarterly fee is imposed on Chapter 11 Debtors as required by federal law. See 28 U.S.C. 1930(a)(6). A copy of the fee schedule (.pdf format) is available here.






Questions or Comments?     Write to: Cain_Payton@alnba.uscourts.gov

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