Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Debt Relief Agency

Any person or company -- including lawyers and bankruptcy petition preparers, but excluding banks, nonprofits, and government agencies -- that provides advices, information, counsel, document preparation, or other services to a person who is contemplating, or filing for, bankruptcy. Under the bankruptcy law passed in 2005, debt relief agencies are subject to certain legal requirements and must provide debtors with a prescribed notice about their services.
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