Are you a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking attempting to hide from your perpetrator? Do you live in fear of being located? If so, the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) may be the help that you need.
The ACP provides you with a substitute address that can be used when interacting with state and local government agencies. The substitute address serves as your home, work, and school address. Acceptance of the address by government agencies ensures your perpetrator does not use government records to locate you. The address can be used for enrolling children in public schools, driver license, social services, child support, court documents, protective orders and much more. Additionally, the ACP can help with confidentiality when applying for public utilities, registering to vote and transfer of school records.
For more information about the program and how to apply, follow this link: Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General.
Electronic Self-Representation (“eSR”)
This Electronic Self-Representation (“eSR”) is intended for use exclusively by self-represented filers to help individuals complete a chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (“Court”). Registered and Limited Participants as defined in the Court’s “Guidelines for Electronic Case Filing” must electronically file their documents through CM/ECF and not through eSR.
Electronic Document Submission System (“EDSS”)
This Electronic Document Submission System (“EDSS” or “System”) is intended for use exclusively by self-represented filers to submit documents for filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (“Court”). Registered and Limited Participants as defined in the Court’s “Guidelines for Electronic Case Filing” must electronically file their documents through CM/ECF and not through EDSS.
Self-represented filers using EDSS must comply with applicable laws, including the Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Local Rules of the Court, and the EDSS Administrative Procedures (“Procedures”).
Debtors are required to file with the petition a list with the names and addresses of all of their creditors. Pro se debtors can use this website to compile and submit their list of creditors to the court when filing the petition or any amended lists of creditors. Do not use EDSS or eSR for your list of creditors (matrix).
Please do Not Add Account Numbers or Telephone Numbers when creating your Creditor Matrix list.
Non-Attorney Petition Preparers also known as Bankruptcy Petition Preparers
If you file bankruptcy pro se, you may be offered services by non-attorney petition preparers. By law, preparers can only enter information into forms. They are prohibited from providing legal advice, explaining answers to legal questions, or assisting you in bankruptcy court. A petition preparer must sign all documents they prepare for you; print their name, address and social security on the documents; and provide you with a copy of all documents. They cannot sign documents on your behalf or receive payment for court fees.
Drop Box Instructions
Place the document in an envelope. The envelope should include the filer’s name and phone number. Include all applicable fees. PLEASE NOTE LOCAL RULE 5080-1(A): “Any document presented for manual filing without proper provision for payment of the filing fee shall not be accepted for filing by the Clerk.” Fees should be paid by cashier’s check or money order payable to “Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court.” Include any filing instructions, if necessary. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if return copies are desired.
Additional Drop Box Information
Filings and payments may also be submitted to the Clerk’s Office by mail to the address listed below:
United States Bankruptcy Court
Western District of Oklahoma
215 Dean A. McGee, Suite 147
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Questions? The Clerk’s Office may be contacted at (405) 609-5700, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.