Beginning the Bankruptcy Process | What to Know

If you are looking into beginning the bankruptcy process, you may not know where to turn first. With the assistance of a bankruptcy attorney, you will find peace of mind knowing your journey will be assisted with proper legal advice in your corner. Reach out to our experienced attorney today to take the first step in filing for bankruptcy. Continue reading to discover which forms you will need and how to get started.

Where can I find the correct forms to file for bankruptcy?

The official bankruptcy forms can be found at You can also rely on an experienced attorney to draw up copies of the forms you will need to file on your behalf. Your local bankruptcy court may require you to fill out additional forms or have certain special requirements for filing your petition, depending on your circumstances and where you reside. If this is the case, our firm can point you in the right direction and will discover the correct forms you will need to file successfully.

How can I file these forms?

With the assistance of your attorney, they will file each of your bankruptcy forms on your behalf. As long as you are satisfied with your forms, you and your attorney will go over them together, you will simply sign the documents, and they will file them on your behalf electronically with the court. It is possible to represent yourself in court when filing for bankruptcy. However, this is not recommended. With the experience of an attorney in your corner, you will ensure that you will have sound advice on whether you should file, which chapter to file, which assets you will keep, which debts can be discharged, and much more.

Where do I file for bankruptcy?

You will have to file for bankruptcy in the district in which you’ve lived for the greater part of the 180 day period before filing. Essentially, you will file for bankruptcy in the district in which you maintain your home.

If you have any further questions about the bankruptcy process, reach out to our firm today to begin this process. Our experienced legal team is ready to walk you through each step of the process ahead. You do not need to go through this process alone. We are here to help.

Contact our experienced New York firm

Bankruptcy, for many people, is a frightening endeavor. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced attorney, it does not have to be. If you require the services of an experienced Business Law or Bankruptcy attorney, contact the Law Offices of Allen A. Kolber, Esq. today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options. We will have your back every step of the way.