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

There are few things more stressful than racking up debt and finding yourself in a situation where you’re unable to pay it off. If this is happening to you, you’re most likely very concerned about your future. Fortunately, there are options on the table, bankruptcy being one of them. Many people are put off by the term “bankruptcy,” and understandably so, however, it’s actually an extremely viable way to fix a broken financial situation and help a person start anew. That said, bankruptcy is a very document-heavy process, which is why it’s always best to proceed with an experienced Rockland County bankruptcy attorney in your corner who knows the ins and outs of the process. Additionally, it’s paramount you stay organized, as you’ll need various forms to file for bankruptcy here in New York State. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about the various bankruptcy forms and how our legal team can help you through the process ahead.

What forms will I need to file for bankruptcy in NY?

Because filing for bankruptcy essentially means you’re claiming you don’t have sufficient funds to pay off your debts without assistance, you’ll have to prove as much. To prove this, you’ll have to bring forth a wide range of financial documents. Some we can help you obtain, others you’ll have to gather on your own. Just some of the documentation you will need to file for bankruptcy is as follows:

  • Social Security letters
  • Copies of your bills
  • Property appraisal
  • Vehicle purchase agreement
  • Proof of car insurance
  • A list of any debts/liabilities
  • Credit reports
  • Employer statements
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card
  • W2 forms
  • Pay stubs
  • Property tax statement
  • If you’re a business owner, you’ll have to bring all financial documentation concerning your business
  • Full disclosure of all scheduled payments such as pensions, spousal support, and child support
  • Collection letters
  • Checkbook register
  • Debt settlement documentation
  • Income tax returns

If you have any additional questions about the bankruptcy process or the documentation you’ll need to go through it, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today. We are here to help you, in any way we can.

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.