How May the Coronavirus Impact my Bankruptcy Case?

The spread of the new Coronavirus has impacted people’s lives in unimaginable ways, as non-essential businesses have closed and people are ordered to stay at home throughout the state of New York. These unprecedented decisions are beginning to have some trickle down affects, which is why it is important to discuss the issue of bankruptcy in these situations. Unfortunately, there are different ways in which the magnitude of this virus can impact your bankruptcy case. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New York bankruptcy attorney to discuss your case:

  • Generally, bankruptcy courts are still open in some locations. However, hearings for these cases are now mostly conducted over the phone or through video instead of in person. It is because of this that if you recently filed, you can expect your case to be heard virtually. In addition to this, if you have yet to file, it is important to know that you are still able to do so as of now.
  • If you have a scheduled meeting of creditors, contact our firm to discuss how your meeting has been rescheduled and what this means for your case. Confirmation hearings for Chapter 13 cases will not be postponed as of now and will be conducted virtually instead. If your meeting has been postponed, it is important to know that the discharging of your debt may also be postponed.
  • As a result of the country and the world’s current health situation, there has been a great deal of uncertainty and confusion as we continue to learn how to navigate our lives. While this is true, you should know that you are still required to make your mortgage payments on time.

If you have any additional questions about how the Coronavirus may impact your bankruptcy case, do not hesitate to contact our compassionate and experienced New York bankruptcy attorney to learn more about how we can help you during this time.

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