What Documents Do I Need to File for Bankruptcy in New York State?

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If you are racking up debt and finding yourself in a situation where you are unable to pay it off, you are likely undergoing the most stressful time of your life. With these circumstances, you are also likely concerned about what your future holds. Rest assured, there are options on the table to get you out of this tough time, and filing for bankruptcy is one of them. That said, bankruptcy is a document-heavy process that must be done right for it to be proactive. Continue reading to learn what bankruptcy documents you need to prepare and how an experienced Rockland County bankruptcy attorney at The Law Offices of Allen A. Kolber, Esq. can help you through the complex process ahead.

What documents will I need to prepare for my bankruptcy filing in New York state?

Understandably, “bankruptcy” is an intimidating term that many are put off by. On the contrary, this is an extremely viable way to fix your broken financial situation and start over.

But this is only a possibility if you have the proper forms prepared. In other words, since your filing for bankruptcy is essentially your way of claiming that you do not have sufficient funds to pay off your debts without aid, you will have to prove as much. Examples of such forms you will need to file for bankruptcy include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Social Security letters.
  • Social Security card.
  • Recent bills.
  • A list of any debts and/or liabilities.
  • Debt settlement documentation.
  • Credit reports and scores.
  • Property appraisal.
  • Property tax statement.
  • Vehicle purchase agreement.
  • Proof of car insurance.
  • A valid form of photo ID.
  • Employer statements.
  • W-2 forms.
  • Pay stubs.
  • Collection letters.
  • Checkbook register.
  • Income tax returns.
  • If applicable, all financial documentation concerning your business.
  • If applicable, full disclosure of all scheduled payments, such as pensions, spousal support, and child support.

With that being said, we can help you obtain some of the aforementioned documents. But you will be responsible for gathering the others on your own. It is paramount that you stay organized and store all your documents in safekeeping.

If you have any additional questions or require any further assistance in the bankruptcy process or documentation collection process, do not hesitate in picking up the phone and talking to a skilled Rockland County bankruptcy attorney today.

Contact our experienced New York firm

If you require the services of an experienced Bankruptcy attorney, contact the Law Offices of Allen A. Kolber, Esq. today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.