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The bankruptcy court's order eliminating the filer's obligation to pay back their debts.

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Not all debts can be discharged in bankruptcy. This also prohibits creditors from communicating with the debtor about repaying the debts. That means no phone calls, letters, or personal contact about pre-bankruptcy debts.


Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can't access their basic rights when they can't afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we're fighting this injustice.

To learn more, read why we started Upsolve in 2016, our reviews from past users, and our press coverage from places like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.