NASSAU COUNTY, NY. Government Departments Residents Visit Nassau eServices A-Z Nassau. Nassau County Department of Assessment ASIE Login. Email Address: * Password: * Login. Have a question? Click Here! Dont have an account? Sign Up Here! Forgot Password? Nassau County requirements for filing in Eastern District of New York Bankruptcy Court. You must reside in Nassau County or have Nassau County be the principle place of your business in order to file Eastern District of New York Bankruptcy Court. Eastern District of New York jurisdiction also includes: Kings County, Nassau County, Queens County, Richmond County, Suffolk karacto.xyzg: asie. Residents of Nassau County, New York file bankruptcy in New York Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Residents of Nassau County must file in the New York Eastern District Bankruptcy Court. That court has 2 courthouses that serve the district. Review the list of courthouses below and confirm that the one you'd like to use serves Nassau karacto.xyzg: asie.
Deciding which chapter of the bankruptcy code to use can in some cases require careful strategy with a bankruptcy attorney. Call us for a free consultation.
Contact us for a consultation. We can give you advice by phone, in-person or by e-mail. We can discuss with you which legal options can help you and the fees for such services. After the intake we would usually prepare the necessary legal documents and have you make arrangements to review and sign such documents. Shortly after the signing of the initial documents for the case, we will usually file such documents with the Court. The Law Office of Ronald D. Weiss, P. Our experience and knowledge in such areas will enhance the possibilities of success in such areas.
There are numerous ways to deal with creditors depending on your circumstances and the legal options that you may decide to pursue. After a bankruptcy filing creditors are completely stayed from pursuing debt.
However there are other situations and circumstances, such as litigations and negotiations where contact with the creditor is a potential opportunity to negotiate. We can discuss with you the best way to deal with your creditors. After the filing of a bankruptcy case all actions by creditors to pursue a debt are stayed. In most cases the creditors meeting is held only once, but if the trustee needs to examine additional documents or has additional questions they can adjourn the creditors meeting for such purposes.
In a Chapter 7 case most debts will eventually be discharged after the trustee has had an opportunity to examine the debtors documents and information and to verify that there are no assets or potential issues in a case. However, most Chapter 7 cases proceed to obtain a discharge order in 3 to4 months after their filing.
In a Chapter 13 or 11 case because there is an attempt to reorganize debts, the case continues for some time until a confirmation hearing, which in a Chapter 13 case could be within several months of filing, but in a Chapter 11 case, may be much longer after the filing. For a Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 plan to be confirmed, by the trustee administering the case, and by the Court and in Chapter 11 the creditors need to vote to accept the plan.
If the debtor is unable to confirm a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 11 plan, the case is usually dismissed or converted to Chapter 7. If the plan is confirmed, the Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 debtor is now required to make regular monthly payments to all of its creditors who have valid claims in the case.
What Are the Qualifications for Bankruptcy? What Is a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case? What Is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case? What is a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case? New York Bankruptcy Resources. What Is Foreclosure? Should I Defend the Foreclosure Action? What are Some Foreclosure Defenses? You are not required to file electronically, unless you are an attorney. It is true that, in most courts, attorneys must now file all documents and forms electronically, and they must take training on how to file electronically with the court.
However, by law, that rule does not apply to individuals filing without the help of an attorney. If a court clerk tells you otherwise, they are incorrect. Ask to talk to their supervisor to clear up the matter. In most cases filing electronically is not all that technologically challenging.
In many districts, it simply means filing the documents in PDF format. If you're filing for bankruptcy without the help of an attorney, follow all links that use the term "pro se. Many courts as if to make things harder for non-lawyers provide information for such persons by using this Latin term, rather than plain-English.
The more service-oriented courts labeled such information with links like "Filing without an attorney. Some courts are quite willing to help non-attorneys and will give you a packet of information that explains the filing procedure in detail, and in plain English. Other courts are quite hostile to debtors attempting to represent themselves and will make it a point not to help you at all.
The difference between courts can be dramatic, as evidenced by the wide range of difference between various court websites.
See the "court ratings" section on this page. The list of courts that "get it" provide helpful information to non attorneys. If the staff at your court tells you that they can't offer you any help, you may wish to refer them to the websites of these other bankruptcy courts that manage to provide ample help the general public.
A hearing is the so-called "creditors meeting" that every bankruptcy filer must attend shortly after you file your bankruptcy papers. For many filers, this will be your only trip to the courthouse. This is when you meet with the bankruptcy trustee appointed to your case, and are asked questions about the information you have entered on your forms.
Most court websites post schedules of hearings, and when you file, you will be notified of your hearing date. When you show up for your hearing, you will find that many other people have hearings set for the same day. You sit wait for your name to be called. This is also the time when creditors can ask questions about your papers, and objections to your filing may be raised by creditors.
Bar associations like to talk about the fact that lawyers do 'pro bono' but, in fact, very few actually do, and the need for legal services is far greater than the amount of pro bono help available. Nevertheless, some court websites will direct you to pro bono services instead of simply providing the information you need. Pro bono services can be uneven. Some can be excellent while others may be done by lawyers with little expertise in bankruptcy law.
If you read a good book on how to file for bankruptcy before you meet with your pro bono lawyer, you will be better able to gauge their knowledge of bankruptcy law. If you're a lawyer, you must file your client's bankruptcy forms electronically and receive training on how to do it.
Creating PDF files does not require special software. Any software that can print can also produce PDF files with the proper software add-ons. There are some specialized attorneys' bankruptcy software that will produce PDFs from data you enter.
Most downloadable official forms these days are PDFs with fillable fields and most computers can "print" a filled-in form to a PDF file. See the Free Bankruptcy Forms page for more info. Courts should serve all taxpayers, not just lawyers. Filing requirements should be clear and accessible to everyone. After all, everyone must follow the law, so why not make the rules clear and in plain English?
Unfortunately, not all courts provide clear, simple instructions for filing bankruptcy forms. It takes some effort to translate legalese into plain English, and some courts just don't bother. In fact, many courts call information for non-lawyers "pro se" a Latin term information. They just don't get it.
Fortunately, more and more courts are starting to "get it" and are providing information to help non-attorneys get find relevant information and lay out clear timelines of essential procedures and explain requirements in a clear, easy to follow manner.
In our first review of 90 bankruptcy court websites nationwide in , LegalConsumer. A few courts showed what could be done if all courts would bother to take the time to help the general public, and so we created a "Hall of Fame" of good government, to show what could be done by a court with taxpayer's money and a little extra effort, organizaion, and plain English. All bankruptcy courts should follow their example. In more recent reviews, we've discovered a promising trend: many court websites showed significant improvement from to Here are the best of the best.
Court websites can and do change -- hopefully for the better, but not always. Note: As you will see if you look at several of these, most of the information you find is general and applies regardless of which court you're filing in. However, some procedures are "local" and deadlines and forms can vary from court to court. Always confirm that you are complying with your own court's local rules and procedures. One of the best courts in the nation in providing information to non-lawyers.
A model that other courts would do well to follow. Some of the information could be better organized, but it is far better than what most courts offer.
The court even offers community outreach programs to explain the bankruptcy process to the general public. Updated March The "Debtor Home Page" link on the home page leads to a menu of filing information for non-lawyers. Forms are fillable. All in all, this court does a good job of providing information to non-lawyers. Revised March 3, Brand new site overhaul has transformed this court's website from one of the worst to one of the best. Essential information is clearly labeled and easy to find from the home page.
The "Filing without an attorney" link is the place to start if you're going it alone. What an improvement! Reviewed March 3, Updated March 3, Much improved since last review. Now offers a guide to persons filing without an attorney, featured prominently on the front page. Although it features many shrill warnings, it does an admirable job of spelling out the deadlines and procedural requirements for a successful filing.
Reviewed May, Straightforward navigation. Clear links, Filing Without at Attorney home page is a good one-stop resource for filing information. One of the best in the nation. May Still excellent.
March One of the best courts in the nation for helping people filing without an attorney. A huge improvement since our last review. Still good. Lots of warnings about filing without a lawyer, but also lots of good, helpful information about how to avoid screwing up. Reviewed May Features a new section for "non attorney filers" that collects all relevant information into a single menu. The filing requirements section offers a helpful list of checklists.
Even includes instructions for each of the official forms, which the federal courts main site no longer provides. Be sure to check out "top ten filing mistakes". May Still great.
Despite lots of warnings saying they can't help non-attorneys, they do, in fact provide a reasonably helpful menu of links to self-filers, and even say so in English. They do offer a fillable means test form.
Still very good. This court went from a grade of F to a grade of A- in this most recent review May Many improvements have been made, to the point where this court does a good job presenting needed information efficiently and clearly. The info is not all that in depth, but the links are well organized.
A model for other bankruptcy courts around the nation. You can easily find what they have to offer. Click the "Debtor Help" tab on the main menu to get started. May They get credit for having a page geared to non-attorneys and making the link to the info fairly prominent. The home page is messed up as of this review. Click the link called "General Information" to get a better starting point.
Nice improvements move its grade from a B to a A and a spot in the hall of fame. Offers a dedicated menu to help non-attorneys. Filing requirements are spelled out clearly. May Update. Home page does a good job of steering consumers in the right direction to the information they need. Worthy of a "hall of fame" designation for overall quality.
Good revisions to this court recently include a guide specifically designed for debtors filing without an attorney. Update: New Jersey has embarked on a cutting edge experiment in pro se filing. They now allow debtors to file electronically, without an attorney.
Great idea. Will be interesting to see if this idea spreads. Could be a model for other courts. One caveat. Their link to the federal exemption statutes fails to mention that the statutory amounts are indexed for inflation and are now higher than what appears in the statute. One of the most debtor-friendly sites in the US bankruptcy court system. Home page links in plain English direct non-attorneys to important and helpful information.
Still excellent. This court now offers procedural guidance to non-attorneys. Also offers live chat to guide you to helpful resources. One of the only courts to offer that. Their pro se page offers links to helpful manuals from the local legal aid society. You can tell that a lot of thought and effort has gone into helping self-represented debtors.