Learn about how the COVID-19 coronavirus may affect your bankruptcy filing.
Learn how to file in the middle of a pandemic, how your court may be doing things differently, and how to access your bankruptcy rights under the CARES Act.
This page is your home base for learning about what COVID-19 means for your bankruptcy filing.
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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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
If you have your 341 meeting coming up and you haven’t heard from your trustee about how they are handling 341 meetings during the COVID-19 emergency, contact their office immediately. You can find their contact information in section 5 of your Form 309A.Read More →
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.Read More →
As Americans struggle to cope with the financial uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Among other things, the CARES Act protects borrowers of federally backed mortgage loans from foreclosure. This article will discuss the foreclosure protections, moratorium on evictions, and other mortgage relief implemented by the CARES Act.Read More →
Congress is currently negotiating the terms of another coronavirus pandemic relief bill. Many believe this relief act will include another stimulus payment. Here's what you should know about how to handle this uncertainty when preparing to file your case.Read More →
On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The Act includes a second second COVID relief payment to eligible individuals.Read More →