Florida Bankruptcy Resources

Sun, Mar 11, 2012

Bankruptcy

Florida Bankruptcy ResourcesGoing through a bankruptcy is stressful enough, without the added concern of not being able to find detailed information about its limitations, procedures, and outcomes. SmithLaw created our blog for just this purpose–as a helpful resource for those seeking basic information about various legal issues. Below. we have listed some other resources that you might find helpful during a bankruptcy.

The United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida’s website offers some videos about bankruptcy on their website. They cover such aspects as bankruptcy filing, creditors’ meetings, the discharge, and more. They are intended to help you further understand each part of the bankruptcy process. The videos are found here.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida also offers a written guide about bankruptcy basics. The PDF is located here for download. In addition, they offer a nice FAQs page. A more concise form is found in this PDF, published by the United States Department of Justice.

The United States Courts website also offers some bankruptcy resources. Topics include filing fees, education resources, procedures, etc.

There are several calculators available out there to help you determine if you would even qualify to file bankruptcy. Called a means calculator, it draws upon information included in the means test for filing bankruptcy. Here is a link to one. More information about the means test is found here, on the Department of Justice website.

Our blog also has many other posts with resources and helpful information about bankruptcy in its archives, found here. Topics include debt collector harassment, filing for bankruptcy, bankruptcy alternatives, and more.

While there are many resources available online for you to research bankruptcy, you must understand that every case is unique and that you cannot fully understand the ramifications of a bankruptcy without legal advice. Be wary of sites masquerading as authoritative sources that offer bogus advice—there is a lot of them out there. Speaking with a legal professional is the best way to ensure you are receiving advice tailored to your specific case.

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