If you do not complete the Debtor’s Education Course and obtain a Pre-Discharge Education certificate your bankruptcy discharge may be denied by the court.
In order to complete your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing and receive a discharge, you must:
You may contact one of the agencies below to complete the course and obtain your certificate. The agency fee and payment methods accepted are available on the agency website or by calling their toll-free number.
GreenPath Debt Solutions
Jane Jolley & Partners
Sage Personal Finance
Boleman Law Firm does not endorse any of the above agencies. You may use other agencies to obtain your pre-discharge certificate. Click here for a full list of providers approved by the U.S. Trustee: http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/bapcpa/ccde/DE_Files/DE_Approved_Agencies_HTML/de_virginia/de_virginia.htm.
Boleman Law is Virginia’s largest consumer bankruptcy law firm with 17 skilled, experienced bankruptcy attorneys. Since 1991 we have helped more than 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health.
Mark Leffler, Shareholder and Chief Legal Officer, joined Boleman Law Firm in 2000. Mark has spent most of his career litigating in Bankruptcy Court, including bringing numerous actions against debt collectors, mortgage companies, and predatory lenders in bankruptcy. He currently focuses his practice on federal consumer protection litigation, mostly under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Mark is President of the NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education, is a frequent author for the NACTT Academy’s webzine, and has served as a panelist at numerous national legal conferences such as the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC). Mark is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell, he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in bankruptcy and debtor rights, and he is a frequent speaker and author on bankruptcy matters for Virginia CLE programs.
Mark was raised in Williamsburg, VA, and lives in Norfolk, VA with his wife, Leigh, and two children. In his free time, he enjoys staying physically active, regularly training in powerlifting, snow skiing during the winter, and traveling with his wife.