When you are having financial difficulties and have taken steps to get back on track, you will want to know the status of that action. Once you give the necessary documents to your attorney to prepare a bankruptcy filing, you can expect to hear back from your attorney within a relatively short time that your case is ready for your review. As soon as everything is in order, your case will be electronically filed. From there you will receive notice of when you need to appear in Court, but after your initial Court appearance you may feel like your case has gone silent.
The truth is that if you have all of your documents in order, you should not need to go to Court more than once or twice. But that does not mean your bankruptcy attorney is not working hard on your case, or that the Court is not busy reviewing the matter. After you go to your initial hearing, your attorney is receiving frequent electronic updates about what action is going on in your case. Some examples include:
• Trustee review of your schedules and papers.
• Creditor action, such as asking the Court to remove the protection you receive from the automatic stay.
• Entry of orders and findings by the Trustee, pertaining to your assets and whether your case should receive entry of an order of discharge.
• Notice that your case is complete, and closed.
Along the way, your attorney will notify you of any significant need in your case, and let you know if you are required to appear in Court or provide additional documents to the Trustee. If you are not hearing any type of status update and are concerned about the status of your bankruptcy case, your attorney will be able to provide you with this information. We understand how reassuring it is to know what is going on, what to expect, and how long it might be before your case is final; so we keep you updated at every stage and make sure to provide you answers to all of your questions. If you are struggling with money, let us help.
For more information about how to manage debt, contact us at www.DsouzaLegalGroup.com. We will help by coming up with solutions that work for you.