As of 2005, every debtor who wants to file for bankruptcy must complete two credit counseling requirements. The first class is called credit counseling and must be done within the 6 months prior to filing for bankruptcy. The second class is called debtor education and must be completed after you file for bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7, the debtor education course must be completed within 60 days after the first date set for the meeting of creditors in your case. In a Chapter 13, the debtor education course must be completed before the last payment is due under your Chapter 13 Plan.
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