Where Do I Begin When Filing for Bankruptcy in NY?

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If you are commencing the bankruptcy process, you may not know where to turn. Luckily, our firm is on your side. Continue reading and give us a call today to speak with a skilled Newburgh bankruptcy lawyer about your first steps. We are on your side no matter what.

How can I obtain access to bankruptcy forms?

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. Furthermore, you will want to keep in mind that your local bankruptcy court may order that you file further forms in the event that the bankruptcy court uses others.

How can I file these forms and where do I do this?

You will want to recognize that all bankruptcy forms must be filed in person in bankruptcy court. With a dedicated bankruptcy attorney on your side, you will be able to have the required forms correctly reviewed and signed, and then your attorney can file the forms electronically to the court.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today if you have any additional questions or concerns about how this works. A skilled Newburgh bankruptcy attorney can work through each step with you.

Should I retain the services of a bankruptcy attorney?

It is feasible for a person to represent themselves when filing for bankruptcy, however, it is always suggested that an individual looking to file for bankruptcy has an attorney on their side. This is because the method of filing for bankruptcy can be difficult and overwhelming. If you have an experienced attorney, he or she can do the following:

  • 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.

Give our firm today to discuss the facts 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 begin.


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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