Every part of the country has been affected by the coronavirus. Like restaurants, arenas and other locations where people assemble for business or pleasure, most courts have been closed. If you are in the midst of a bankruptcy proceeding, your case might be delayed, handled telephonically or be otherwise disrupted due to the pandemic. Furthermore, as bankruptcy courts attempt to improvise solutions for debtors and creditors, the country’s economic upheaval indicates that the system might soon become overwhelmed.
Regardless of what you hear on the news or from friends, don’t assume either that your case is definitely delayed or that it will remain unaffected, as courts typically make these decisions based on local conditions. However, you should be aware that potential impacts to your bankruptcy proceedings might include:
Changes in the court system due to COVID-19 may differ from one locality to the next. Consult an experienced bankruptcy attorney to help you navigate constantly evolving processes and changing norms, so that you can emerge from bankruptcy as quickly and successfully as possible.
Angelo Gasparri with Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings and other debt relief matters. For a consultation regarding your case, please call 561-235-3286 or contact the firm online.