debt relief agency
debt relief agency
Any person who provides any bankruptcy assistance to an assisted person in return for the payment of money or other valuable consideration. Does not include nonprofit organizations, creditors of assisted persons, depository institutions, or authors, publishers, distributors, or sellers of works subject to copyright protection.
also see assisted person (Bernstein's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology)

Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101:
(12A) The term "debt relief agency" means any person who provides any bankruptcy assistance to an assisted person in return for the payment of money or other valuable consideration, or who is a bankruptcy petition preparer under section 110, but does not include—
(A) any person who is an officer, director, employee, or agent of a person who provides such assistance or of the bankruptcy petition preparer;
(B) a nonprofit organization that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986;
(C) a creditor of such assisted person, to the extent that the creditor is assisting such assisted person to restructure any debt owed by such assisted person to the creditor;
(D) a depository institution (as defined in section 3 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act) or any Federal credit union or State credit union (as those terms are defined in section 101 of the Federal Credit Union Act), or any affiliate or subsidiary of such depository institution or credit union; or
(E) an author, publisher, distributor, or seller of works subject to copyright protection under title 17, when acting in such capacity.

United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012.

debt relief agency
Any person who provides any bankruptcy assistance to an assisted person in return for the payment of money or other valuable consideration. Does not include nonprofit organizations, creditors of assisted persons, depository institutions, or authors, publishers, distributors, or sellers of works subject to copyright protection. also see Assisted Person

US Bankruptcy 2012.


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