Bankruptcy in 2021 still spans the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year many of my clients were able to start the bankruptcy process ahead of the curve because they were able to use a portion of their stimulus checks to cover court and attorney fees.
Let’s face it the world changed in early 2020 as the Covid-19 virus got loose. The bankruptcy world has had to adapt and change as well in these challenging times. Many of the changes I feel will be here for a long time. The constant that I see is you have not lost the ability to file bankruptcy its now just changed how it is being handled by the courts and law firms. At the Utah Bankruptcy Guy we have adapted to this new environment. Now might be the easiest it has been to file bankruptcy in the past 15 years.
The different procedures for bankruptcy during Covid-19 seem to vary between law firms and the bankruptcy courts. For example a number of local firms have closed their offices and are not taking clients. We have embraced the new changes and technology that make it so we can still offer high quality, full service bankruptcy to our clients.
The people that come out of bankruptcy in the best shape tend to be the ones who got expert advice early. You can get referrals from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the first meeting is typically free. Bankruptcy after COVID 19 does not mean you should rush to file for bankruptcy since your situation could improve, or things could get much worse. You need to understand that a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can only be filed once every eight years so you will want to file when you can erase the maximum amount of debt.