How Can I Begin the Bankruptcy Process in New York?

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Now that you have finally made the decision to go through with filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering how to begin. Continue reading to discover how to begin the bankruptcy process in New York and the steps to take along the way. The first step you will need to take is to discover the correct forms you will need. Next, you will learn how to file your bankruptcy forms, and finally, where to file them. Give our experienced New York bankruptcy attorney a call today for assistance with the filing process. We would be happy to help. Here are some questions you may have regarding the bankruptcy process:

Where can I find the bankruptcy forms?

You can find copies of the official bankruptcy forms at the below website:

However, you can always go through an experienced bankruptcy firm and they will draw up copies of the appropriate forms on your behalf. Your local bankruptcy court may also require you to fill out additional forms and have special requirements for filing your petition depending on your circumstances and where you live.

How do I file my bankruptcy forms?

When you have an experienced bankruptcy firm in your corner, they will file all of your bankruptcy forms on your behalf to ensure they are executed the correct way. Your attorney will go over these forms with you and you will sign the documents for them to file electronically with the court. Hiring an experienced New York bankruptcy attorney will ensure that you will have proper advice on whether you should file or not, which chapter to file, the assets you will keep, which debts can be discharged, and much more.

Where do I file for bankruptcy?

You will file for bankruptcy in the district you have lived in for the greater part of the 180-day period before filing. Basically, you will file with the district in which you maintain a home.

If you have any further questions about beginning the bankruptcy filing process, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New York bankruptcy attorney who will gladly walk you through the process ahead. Our firm is here to help through each step of the journey ahead. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation and get started.

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.