Bankruptcy Petition Preparer

BANKRUPTCY PETITION PREPARER GUIDELINES

The Bankruptcy code, amended by The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, places extensive requirements on bankruptcy petition preparers and subjects those who do not comply with substantial penalties.

A “bankruptcy petition preparer” is a person who, for compensation, prepares any document for filing by a debtor in connection with a case in the bankruptcy or district court.

Before preparing any document for filing or accepting any fees from a debtor, a preparer must notify the debtor that: Preparers are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.  The preparer must provide a written notice on an official form in simple language.