Whether you’re facing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, understanding all of the required documents, processes and legalities involved takes plenty of know-how. Once you hire a lawyer to help you navigate the legalities, you may still have a difficult time making sense of the paperwork and hidden exceptions. From self-help books to apps, there are a number of tools that can help make the entire process easier. The following five resources have been created to simplify your bankruptcy filing:
1. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Bankruptcy Videos
The U.S. Courts created a series of videos that cover the basics of Bankruptcy, which provide a clear overview of the bankruptcy process and what to expect. Legal Aid Center has also created videos that supplement the courts’ videos with further information and information that is specific to Nevada. The combined list of videos breaks down the process in a way that is easy to understand, section by section.
2. Bankruptcy Helper App
Although seemingly similar, Bankruptcy Helper is much different from FRBP. Only available for Android users, this app helps users understand bankruptcy in the simplest terms. It also asks you a series of questions about the nature of your bankruptcy case to better tailor the app’s information to your needs, or help you decide between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
3. Credit Karma
This completely free service helps you monitor your credit score, and it gives you information on your credit card’s status. As you’re attempting to rebuild your credit, this app will make staying on top of things easier. While it can easily be accessed from your computer, there is also an app for iPhone and Android users.
As a resource for bankruptcy information, this website can help you navigate the ins and outs of your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case (in case you’re not too app-savvy). If you’re looking for bankruptcy information for a specific region, the site can also localize information by state and area.
5. 2014 U.S. Bankruptcy Code and Rules Booklet
Reading a book might not pique your interest, but this pamphlet contains all of the necessary information you need to understand your bankruptcy. If your case is complicated, this might be your best choice, because the book outlines every exception and rule.
When you need to file for bankruptcy, figuring out your options can be confusing. Do you need help understanding your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy? To speak to a bankruptcy attorney in Las Vegas, consult with DeLuca & Associates. For more information, call (702) 252 -4673.