Will I need to provide my creditors with updates about my bankruptcy process? How? 13 Answers as of August 31, 2015

Once I am working with a legal team to begin filing for bankruptcy, do I need to call my creditors and tell them where I am in the process and how things are coming along?

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
No, that is not required and doing that will not get them off your back.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/8/2015
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
No, the federal courts will notify your creditors after you file. Before you file you can let them know you are filing and to stop calling you. Generally they will comply.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 5/7/2015
Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
The creditors automatically receive notice when you file the bankruptcy. Your attorney will give them notice of any developments that require notice (these are fairly rare but can occur). Otherwise, the creditors are responsible to check the court's records if they want to follow your case.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 5/7/2015
Eranthe Law Firm
Eranthe Law Firm | Cate Eranthe
No. There is no reason to discuss this with your creditors. In fact there are reasons not to. You should discuss all issues and questions with your attorney. Once you have filed the court will notify your creditors.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/7/2015
Deborah F Bowinski, Attorney & Counselor at Law | Debby Bowinski
If you are working with a lawyer you should be addressing all your questions to him or her. If you are working with a bankruptcy petition preparer, then you should be sure you understand what their function is and that it is your own responsibility to understand the law and the pleadings and to make sure everything is being done correctly.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 5/7/2015
    Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
    That would be a no.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/31/2015
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    Either you are working with a lawyer who can give you legal advice, or you are working with a non lawyer who cannot give you legal advice. Do you know what this so-called legal team is? People who are not lawyers are not qualified to provide you with legal advice, and if you hired a lawyer, your lawyer ought to be giving you the legal advice you need.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 5/6/2015
    Law Office of Michael Johnson
    Law Office of Michael Johnson | Michael Johnson
    That would be a no.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 8/31/2015
    Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
    No, they will be notified once you file and will never be heard from again.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/6/2015
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    No. And it's rarely a good idea. Consult with your lawyer about any particular creditor whom you may wish to contact, but generally the best course, once you decide to file, is to file promptly. Good Luck.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 5/6/2015
    Law Office of Barry R. Levine | Barry R. Levine, Esq.
    Only if you have some compelling need to let them know. They will find out soon enough.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 5/6/2015
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