Do you need your chapter 7 bankruptcy filed in court fast?
If you need to file chapter 7 in a hurry, you are in the right place. Bill Balena is approved by the Bankruptcy Court in Cleveland, Akron, and Toledo to file your bankruptcy case electronically through the court’s ECF case filing system. The courts switched to ECF (electronic case filing) a few years back. The process requires attorneys and their staff to be certified to file electronically. Old dogs can still use paper, and some do.
Many bankruptcy lawyers left the practice because ECF technology was too much for them to handle. My office on the other hand has complete experience with all the software needed to file your case in minutes.
At one time filing chapter 7 bankruptcy required mountains of paper. It was not even as document intense as it is today. Once we printed your case, you signed the petition, and the copier started. The normal petition was scores of pages long (remember the Gettysburg address? A score is 20). The court needed the original plus one copy, the trustees needed two copies, I needed one, and one for you. On top of that the papers had to be presented to the court clerk for filing. That meant either priority mail, or loading up the backpack and trekking to court. Amazing that some lawyers were so tied to this system that they would not adapt to paperless bankruptcy filing.
Now I can literally file your case sitting at home in my pajamas using ECF bankruptcy case filing. I do prefer to file your case with you sitting with me at the signing appointment, unless I am waiting for other cases to file as a batch all at one time. The only document that is now filed with the court containing your actual signature is a”declaration of signature“.
The filing part of your case now involves changing your documents to a portable document format. One click of the mouse and your petition, credit counseling certificate, and pay advices go to the court over the internet. Your filing fees are billed to my credit card. Within seconds of filing I will have your case number. This is very handy if you have to to stop a repo, sheriff sale, garnishment of your wages, or a utility shutoff. I can email you a verified or official copy of your petition. You can store it on your own computer and always have it when you need it.
When you need to file bankruptcy using ECF bankruptcy case filing, Bill Balena is the right lawyer for you.