The Eastern District and Southern District Bankruptcy Courts of New York are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but open for the purpose of receiving Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions.

The Law Office of Jacoby & Jacoby is open and conducting free in office consultations or free telephone consultations. We will mail bankruptcy questionnaires and a checklist of required documents to whomever wants to do a bankruptcy.

Moreover, stimulus checks and other payments under federal law that are related to coronavirus will not count as current monthly income for debtors seeking to file under Chapter 7 and these payments will not count as disposable income for debtors seeking to file under Chapter 13. Thus, receiving a stimulus check will not affect your eligibility to file under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.

Managing Partner Richard Jacoby gives a brief overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and the importance of hiring a dedicated Long Island bankruptcy lawyer to assist with your case.

Our bankruptcy lawyers are always prepared to help you, so contact our firm today! Call 631-289-4600.

Section 341 Meeting of Creditors

Debtors who file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 typically need to attend a meeting of creditors under Section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code. Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States Trustee Program requires that these meetings be conducted by telephone or other forms of remote communication for all bankruptcy cases filed through October 10, 2020. Bankruptcy courts are continuing to modify their procedures for these meetings, and the use of technology may vary depending on the Court. You should check the website for the Court in which you are filing so that you know what to expect.


Why Choose Jacoby & Jacoby?

Experienced and Qualified Representation

When you work with a New York bankruptcy lawyer at Jacoby & Jacoby, you have the benefit of our years of experience and our extensive resources, all at your disposal as you face these trying times. The stress and emotions associated with mounting debt may leave you feeling hopeless and lost. Thankfully, with the help of a lawyer at our firm, you can begin to take control of your finances and experience much needed relief.

By discussing your situation with an attorney at our firm, you can decide whether bankruptcy is right for you. You can learn what your options are. When you work with an experienced attorney at Jacoby & Jacoby, you will have the support and legal counsel of a professional who will know what to do to help. Finally, you can experience relief from creditors. You can stop worrying about losing your possessions or your home.

Contact our firm today, and learn more about the many ways that we can come to your aid. Call Jacoby & Jacoby at (631) 289-4600.

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