Pre-Filing Financial Counseling

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 requires that you complete an approved session of credit counseling before declaring bankruptcy. CCCS of Chattanooga is proud to be one of the original providers of bankruptcy counseling and financial education services approved under the revised 2005 bankruptcy code. This session will be completed online with a brief phone follow-up with one of our certified counselors. After completing the session, you'll receive a certificate and qualify to complete the bankruptcy filing process. Pre-bankruptcy counseling sessions will teach you about:

  • The bankruptcy process and the consequences of declaring bankruptcy
  • The difference between Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • Alternatives: debt consolidation - debt management programs, other options for paying off debts
  • A personal budget counseling session to help you examine your financial circumstances
  • Living within a budget and modifying lifestyle


Or for more information or to schedule an appointment call (423) 490-5620 or use our contact form

CCCS of Chattanooga is committed to outstanding customer service. Our Client Support Department is open M-TH from 9am - 8pm and Friday from 9am-5pm EST. We provide a wide variety of other consumer credit counseling services.

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