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January 23, 2009
Many people would prefer to file bankruptcy online, but even with modern technology this option is not yet available. You can, however, locate bankruptcy forms and bankruptcy attorneys via the Internet. Important information regarding various bankruptcy chapters and the new bankruptcy laws can also be found online.
Although you can't file bankruptcy online, the Internet provides numerous tools and resources to assist with filling out forms and preparing financial calculations. Many people prefer to use bankruptcy software, while others prefer hiring a bankruptcy lawyer to help them prepare legal documents and represent them in court.
October 20, 2008
Bankruptcy attorneys specialize in helping individuals and business owners obtain relief from debt. The new bankruptcy laws implemented in 2005 caused many bankruptcy attorneys to turn to new areas of law. Reason being the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act has made filing bankruptcy so difficult many attorneys opted out of the profession.
Bankruptcy attorneys who continued in the field are now charging considerably higher fees. BAPCPA requires considerable documentation, administration of the 'means' test to determine clients' eligibility, and strict deadlines to adhere to. The process is complex, time-consuming and requires considerably more man-hours.