Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 20, 2007
Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. (ACCS) has been approved by the Executive Office for the U.S. Trustee (EOUST) to expand its pre-filing bankruptcy counseling services to 22 states for consumers who intend to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcies. A key provision under the bankruptcy law stipulates that consumers must receive mandatory credit counseling from an approved agency within 180 days prior to filing bankruptcy. ACCS is now able to serve the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
"We are excited to be approved to offer our bankruptcy counseling services in 22 states," said ACCS President and CEO Stephen Piotrowski. "It is a testament to the hard work and quality service that our agency employees provide to those in need. We look forward to servicing many more people that are contemplating filing bankruptcy", Piotrowski said.
ACCS has completed over 9,200 bankruptcy counseling sessions since the new law went into effect in October of 2005. According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), "the criteria set forth by EOUST reflects a very strong commitment...to ensure that the counseling and education provisions are substantive in nature and of the highest quality."
Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1968. The Agency is a member of the NFCC, the umbrella association for over 150 credit counseling agencies nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.advantageccs.org or call toll-free 866-409-2227.