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Emergency Filings in New York

Emergency Bankruptcy Filing

An emergency bankruptcy filing can provide you with the legal protection you need to stop a creditor from collecting money from you to cover a debt. As soon as the court approves the submitted forms, the automatic stay will begin protecting your assets from your creditors.

Sometimes it is necessary to submit an emergency bankruptcy petition when faced with a crisis such as impending home foreclosure, wage garnishment, or other legal action from a creditor. In a normal Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing, many forms will need to be submitted to the court. These forms often require the gathering of extensive information. Putting a bankruptcy case together can take time and considerable work that you will likely be unable to accomplish in a hurry. In these cases, an emergency filing can be done that will provide you with the legal protection you need to avert the crisis.

For legal assistance with a bankruptcy emergency filing, contact Park & Nguyen at (718) 710-4111 today.

How an Emergency Filing is Done

Filing for bankruptcy, whether it is a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13, results in what is called an automatic stay issued by the bankruptcy court. This stay stops the majority of creditors from proceeding with legal actions or from continuing their collection action against you. Thus, it will put a temporary stop against a foreclosure, wage garnishment, or car repossession.

An emergency bankruptcy filing can be done by submitting a minimum of documents with the court. As soon as the court approves these forms, the automatic stay will begin protecting your assets from your creditors. You will then have 14 days to submit the rest of your bankruptcy case to the court.

The minimum forms required for an emergency filing include:

  • Your bankruptcy petition
  • A list of all of your creditors
  • A certificate of credit counseling

Credit counseling is a required step which must be done before your filing. It is generally available online or by phone and can be done quickly in order to expedite your filing. You will also be required to pay a filing fee which will vary depending on whether you are filing for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Efficient Legal Service from Park & Nguyen

If you are in a financial bind which needs an emergency filing, our bankruptcy lawyers have the experience and know-how to help you immediately. Let us put our legal skills to work for you so that you can move forward without duress in handling your financial matters. At Park & Nguyen, our priority is helping you to put your financial house in order and get a fresh start.

Call (718) 710-4111 today to speak to a bankruptcy attorney about your case.

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