Where will I go to court if I file bankruptcy?

Although certain aspects of filing bankruptcy are state specific, bankruptcy is Federal Law. This means that, with limited exceptions (which I’ll address below), your case will be in Federal Court, not in the local County Courthouse.

We represent bankruptcy clients in the Western District of NC (“WDNC” or “WNC” for short.) A map of the various divisions within WNC can be found by clicking on this link:


There are five divisions within the WDNC: Asheville, Bryson City, Shelby, Wilkesboro, and Charlotte. All bankruptcy cases filed within the Bryson City and Asheville divisions (most of our cases) attend court at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Asheville, NC. Cases filed in the Shelby division (the other portion of our bankruptcy clientele) attend court in Shelby, NC. Although the Bankruptcy Judge and other Federal Court officials are there, the court sessions are actually held in the Cleveland County Courthouse near downtown Shelby. This is because there is not a Federal Court located in Shelby.

We represent individual consumers and businesses who are facing financial distress, debt problems, and foreclosures throughout WNC in the Asheville, Bryson City, and Shelby divisions, including (but not limited to!):

Asheville, Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Clyde, Canton, Waynesville, Sylva, Franklin, Brevard, Bryson City, Hayesville, Otto, Highlands, Cashiers, Murphy, Cherokee, Topton, Marble, Whittier, Webster, Cullowhee, Mars Hill, Marshall, Hot Springs, Barnardsville, Burnsville, Rutherfordton, Marion, Old Fort, Mill Creek.

Please call our office if you are seeking debt relief. Most likely, we can help.