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

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If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, it is important that you understand the process of doing so. Read on and reach out to our firm today to speak with our skilled Newburgh bankruptcy lawyer. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure you and your financial future are protected.

How can I obtain bankruptcy forms in New York?

If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, one of the first steps you will take is locating the forms to do so. To learn more about how you can receive bankruptcy forms, visit www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms to gain access to some copies. Additionally, you will want to recognize that your local bankruptcy court may order that you file additional forms in the event that the bankruptcy court applies others.

How and where do I file the forms?

It is important to keep in mind that all bankruptcy forms must be filed in person in bankruptcy court. With a skilled bankruptcy attorney on your side, you will be able to have the necessary forms properly reviewed and signed, and then your attorney can file the forms electronically to the court.

If you have any more additional questions or concerns about how this works, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today. A skilled Newburgh bankruptcy attorney can help you each step of the way.

Should I hire a bankruptcy attorney?

It is possible for an individual to represent themselves when filing for bankruptcy, however, it is always recommended that an individual looking to file for bankruptcy has an attorney on their side. This is because the process of filing for bankruptcy can be complicated and overwhelming. If you have an experienced attorney, he or she can:

  • Advise you on whether to file a bankruptcy petition.
  • Advise you under which chapter to file.
  • Advise you on whether your debts can be discharged.
  • Advise you on whether or not you will be able to keep your home, car, or other property after you file.
  • Advise you of the tax consequences of filing.
  • Advise you on whether you should continue to pay creditors.
  • Explain bankruptcy law and procedures to you.
  • Help you complete and file forms.
  • Assist you with most aspects of your bankruptcy case.

Reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and the best plan for you. Our legal team has years of experience helping individuals just like you. Give us a call today to get started.


Michael D. Pinsky, P.C. represents clients in bankruptcy actions and related matters. Please call 845-394-2616 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation.

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