COVID 19

COVID-19 also known as the coronavirus has resulted in a global pandemic. You'll find all of Upsolve's content on how COVID-19 may impact your bankruptcy filing here.

Where to file bankruptcy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Courts across the nation have had to figure out how to deal with the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Upsolve has gathered the most important information about accommodations made by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. To ensure you have the most up to date information for your court, we're including the relevant links as well as the court's general website address for your convenience.

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Preparing for your 341 meeting during the COVID-19 emergency

On April 24, 2020 the U.S. Trustee Program, extended its requirement that all 341 meetings be conducted telephonically or other alternative means through July 10, 2020. This means that trustees are relieved from the requirement to conduct these meetings in person. Learn more about what to expect in your case.

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Filing your pro se bankruptcy forms during the COVID 19 Outbreak

Although most courts are closed to the public, you can still file your bankruptcy case by submitting your forms. In person filing has been suspended at most courts for the time being and each court has established its own specific filing procedures. This article is intended to provide you with a general overview of how the COVID-19 outbreak impacts your options for filing your bankruptcy forms. To find instructions for your court, visit your court’s website. Please be sure to closely follow the instructions provided by the court on how to file your bankruptcy forms. 

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What relief can I expect now that Congress has passed the CARES Act?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act, passed by Congress and signed by the president last week provides emergency relief in a variety of forms. What follows is not intended to be a comprehensive list but rather a general overview of the types of relief made available by the Act most likely to benefit our users.

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A Message for Users Who Generated Their Forms from March 15, 2020 to March 31, 2020

We just sent this message to all Upsolve users who have recently generated their completed forms but have not filed them yet. If you have generated your forms and are planning to file them, please read on. IMPORTANT UPDATE for Upsolve Users on Dealing with $1200 Stimulus Check During Bankruptcy!

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Is my stimulus money at risk if I file bankruptcy before I get the funds?

The funds you’re expecting will be an asset of your bankruptcy estate. There is nothing in the CARES Act, the relief bill that created the stimulus, that suggests otherwise. This means the only way to protect the money is through a wildcard exemption.

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I lost most or all of my income due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Should I file Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

As we all navigate the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting global pandemic, the single biggest impact being felt by every-day Americans is the loss or significant reduction of household income. With so much uncertainty about so many things surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, many are stressed and worried about their finances and trying to plan ahead. This article will explore whether bankruptcy can give you the relief you’re looking for and what to keep in mind when it comes to timing.

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The COVID-19 Corona Virus and your bankruptcy case: Frequently Asked Questions

The Bankruptcy Court has been closely monitoring and following recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials, and preparedness guidelines from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is releasing updates almost daily. This article provides some guidance for frequently asked questions.

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Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

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