Can I file for bankruptcy online? 23 Answers as of June 17, 2011

Is it possible to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy online? How does it work?

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Lakelaw - Loop Bankruptcy
Lakelaw - Loop Bankruptcy | David Leibowitz
Theoretically, yes. But you really would do better to have advice from an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 6/17/2011
William Reed
William Reed | William Reed
The Court allows electronic filing, but only by members of the bar.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/14/2011
David R. Fondren, Attorney at Law
David R. Fondren, Attorney at Law | David R. Fondren
Not without an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 6/14/2011
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
Attorneys can e-file a bankruptcy case, but you have to be trained and be approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court in that division to do so.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/13/2011
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
Electronic Filing is generally required. It is not required but encouraged to hire an Attorney to handle the filing.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/13/2011
    Carballo Law Offices
    Carballo Law Offices | Tony E. Carballo
    No, only lawyers who have court permission can file online.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Rosenberg & Press
    Rosenberg & Press | Max L. Rosenberg
    If you are considering doing this without an attorney, the answer is no and by the way you would be foolish not to hire an attorney. Bankruptcy and the laws surrounding it are ever changing and infinitely complex. You gamble with your life if you file alone. You may be fine but you may also open yourself up to serious problems including but not limited to forced sale of your house, car other assets, assumption of your tax return, assets, etc. Call an attorney who is experienced in BAPCPA bankruptcy law.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Ursula G. Barrios Law
    Ursula G. Barrios Law | Guillermo Machado
    Only attorneys can electronically (online) file bankruptcy petitions.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    No. Bankruptcies are court cases which require filings with courts and appearances in court. (Experienced attorneys in many districts are allowed to file documents electronically. If you take the completely foolish mistake of filing pro se, you will be required to file on paper. Do not risk messing up your case that way).
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc. | David VanDyke
    Attorneys must file bk cases on line. You must be registered with bk court to do it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Ellahie & Farooqui LLP
    Ellahie & Farooqui LLP | Javed Ellahie
    Attorneys are required generally to file bk online but they must take training in Electronic filing procedures (Ecf). For non-Attorneys this is not practical.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Symmes Law Group, PLLC
    Symmes Law Group, PLLC | Richard James Symmes
    Most attorneys e-file bankruptcy petitions and you can most likely hire a bankruptcy attorney to file your case for you, even if you are in a remote location. If you file your petition yourself, you may want to talk to your local bankruptcy court to determine what their procedures are.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Law Office of Maureen O' Malley
    Law Office of Maureen O' Malley | Maureen O'Malley
    I don't understand the question. Lawyers file online through ECF, a court system we subscribe to. Please don't file without an attorney. Out will save you time, stress, errors that can hurt you badly, and out can even save you money. Compare the attorney fees to the debt you're discharging and you'll see it's a bargain. I see people representing themselves too often and being denied a discharge over what would be a minor detail to a lawyer, but a major trap for a debtor.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Law Offices of Joseph A. Mannis
    Law Offices of Joseph A. Mannis | Todd Mannis
    Unless you have a legal software program, which links to the Bankruptcy Court, and you have been certified by the Court to do electronic filing (translation = attorney), the answer is no.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Financial Relief Law Center
    Financial Relief Law Center | Mark Alonso
    Attorneys can file online with the courts using an online ECF system.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/10/2011
    Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
    Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis | Eric Lewis
    There is no such thing as filing for bankruptcy online. The petition and schedules can be filed through the Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system but that is only for attorneys.
    Answer Applies to: Indiana
    Replied: 6/10/2011
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