What to Expect When You Begin the Bankruptcy Process

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If you are looking to begin the bankruptcy process, you are likely looking to learn what you can expect. The first step you should take when beginning this process is to gain the assistance of a Rockland County bankruptcy attorney who can assist you through each step. With their help, you can take the first step in filing for bankruptcy. To discover the forms you will need to fill out, how they can be filled out, and where you will file, continue reading, and reach out to our dedicated firm.

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

You can find the forms that you will need to file for bankruptcy at www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms. If you are still unsure which forms are required, it is recommended that you reach out to our bankruptcy attorney who can draw up copies of the forms you will need. Depending on your circumstances and where you rise, your local bankruptcy court may require you to fill out additional forms or have certain special requirements for filing your petition. This is why it is important that you have the legal guidance of an attorney in your corner through this process. Our firm can point you in the right direction and will pull the correct forms for you to file successfully.

How can I file these bankruptcy forms?

Your attorney will be able to file each of your bankruptcy forms on your behalf. You and your attorney will go over the forms together to ensure that you are satisfied with them. You will simply sign the documents and your attorney will file them on your behalf electronically with the court.

With the assistance of an attorney on your side through this step, you will ensure that you have sound advice on whether you should file, which chapter is right for you and your financial state, which assets you will be able to keep, which debts will be discharged, and more. Though it is possible to represent yourself in court when filing for bankruptcy, it is recommended that you retain the services of an attorney who can assist you through each important step with your best interests in mind.

Where do I file for bankruptcy?

You will be required to file for bankruptcy in the district that you have lived in for the greater part of 180 days period to the filing. Essentially, you will file for bankruptcy in the district in which you maintain your home.

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.