Filing for Bankruptcy During the Pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is a scary and stressful time for everyone. If you were considering filing for bankruptcy but have decided to wait we can help you immediately. Unlike some other courts the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is almost completely digital. If you have access to a computer or tablet and a printer the process of consulting and hiring a bankruptcy attorney and preparing and filing your bankruptcy petition can be completed with only a single walk to the mailbox.

On April 2, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts entered Amended Standing Order 2020-02 permitting the filing of a bankruptcy petition without original or “wet” signatures. The debtor or filer (and their attorney) then have thirty (30) days from the date of filing to submit the signatures to the Bankruptcy Court.

We are available by telephone and videoconference during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Law Offices of James Benjamin uses a secure online client portal where you may safely upload the sensitive financial documents required to prepare your bankruptcy. Once we have completed your petition we can arrange for a video conference where I will review your bankruptcy page by page before you sign. You will then need to print a few pages, sign them, and mail them to our office.

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 emergency and wish to speak to an experienced bankruptcy attorney, please contact my office at 617-431-8071 to schedule a phone or video consultation.

WARNING: THIS POST IS AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES BENJAMIN. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON AS FORMAL LEGAL ADVICE.

DEBT RELIEF AGENCY – THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES BENJAMIN IS A FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED DEBT RELIEF AGENCY THAT OFFERS LEGAL REPRESENTATION UNDER THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY CODE.