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.