How has Covid-19 affected bankruptcies and the bankruptcy courts?

Posted by Benjamin R.. Heston | Apr 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The latest news from the State courts is that they are completely non-functional at the moment. Once the State courts do reopen, they will only be handling the backlog of criminal cases and other "emergencies".

However, the Federal courts have made a smooth transition to deal with the building closures and other Covid-19 fallout and restrictions. After a few delays at the beginning of this mess, the Court restarted the typical hearings that are involved in a standard bankruptcy case which are now being held by phone or video-call. Attorneys who are registered with the bankruptcy court can still file bankruptcy petitions and other documents online 24/7. If we have clients that are unable to send us signatures by mail, fax, or email, our attorneys can review your documents over the phone and use our own signatures in lieu of yours.

Our office has always been up-to-date on the latest technology and we were already set up to deal with a situation like this. We can meet with clients remotely by phone or video call, and we can complete your entire case without ever needing an in-person meeting.

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