Where Do I File My Bankruptcy Case In Central California

As a general rule, you should file your bankruptcy case in the bankruptcy court for the federal judicial district where your residence, principal place of business, or principal assets have been located for the greater part of the 180 days priors to filing.

There are four federal judicial districts in the State of California.

My Fresno and Merced law offices files bankruptcy cases for individuals residing in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Madera, Merced and Mariposa counties These counties are in the the Eastern District of California.

The Eastern District of California covers a total of 34 counties in northern California. If your residence, principal place of business or principal assets have been located in one or more of these counties for the necessary period of time, you should file your case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California.

The specific county of your residence, principal place of business or principal assets determines in which of the Eastern District of California’s three divisions your case should be filed. Use the following chart to determine where to file your case.

Sacramento Division

Alpine
Amador
Butte
Colusa
El Dorado
Glenn
Lassen
Modoc Mono
Nevada
Placer
Plumas
Sacramento
San Joaquin
Shasta
Sierra Siskiyou
Solona
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Yolo
Yuba
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Robert T. Matsui
United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Suite 3-200
Sacramento, CA 95814-2322
(916) 930-4400

Modesto Division
Calaveras
Stanislaus
Tuolumne

Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1200 I Street, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 521-5160

Fresno Bankruptcy Court

Fresno
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Madera
Mariposa
Merced
Tulare
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Robert E. Coyle
United States Courthouse
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 2501
Fresno, CA 93721-1318
(559) 499-5800

Please contact my office for attorney referrals in the Sacramento and Modesto Divisions. Although Kern and Inyo counties cases are filed the 341 meetings of creditors and court hearings are held in Bakersfield. I also refer those cases to attorneys in those counties. My Fresno office provides provides Spanish and Punjabi interpreters for our bankruptcy clients

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