Filing for Bankruptcy in Tennessee

Below you will find links to information about bankruptcy in Tennessee. You will also find out how to ask a lawyer a question and how to get a lawyer to represent you, if needed. Some areas of the state have more information than others.  You may look at information from other areas as well as your own.

Legal Information:

Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start by creating a repayment plan or by liquidating assets to pay their debts. Bankruptcy laws also protect troubled businesses and provide for orderly distributions to business creditors through reorganization or liquidation. Once your debts are discharged by Federal Bankruptcy Court, creditors listed on your bankruptcy papers cannot legally make you pay those debts.

You can find more information on if you should file for bankruptcy, along with how to do so, below.

Tennessee Bankruptcy Law Guide

Bankruptcy Information


Legal Help or Representation:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee , the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer.

How it works:

  1. You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  2. If you qualify, you will then ask their volunteer attorneys your non-criminal legal question.
  3. Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit to sign up.

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information about Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.

Filing for Bankruptcy in Tennessee

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