By: Jamie L. Harris
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some people have erroneously believed that the court systems are completely closed and that you cannot currently file for bankruptcy. Contrary to this misconception, bankruptcy courts are open in Kentucky but court hearings are being held mostly telephonically. In the Eastern District of Kentucky, court hearings will continue to be held telephonically through at least June 2021.
If you are concerned about Covid precautions, there are several safeguards in place for the bankruptcy filing process. First, our firm offers consultations telephonically and virtually. We also have a secure and contactless was to drop off documents and payments to our office. We also offer online payments on our website here. Additionally, the post-filing meeting with your bankruptcy Trustee (known as the 341 meeting) is currently being held either telephonically or via Zoom.
As previously noted, court appearances in bankruptcy matters are being mostly held telephonically. To the extent that any in-person court appearance is required, the courts are taking health and safety precautions. They are requiring the use of masks, social distancing, and appropriately sanitizing the facilities. If you have delayed filing personal or corporate bankruptcy, please note the bankruptcy court system is open and appropriate precautions are in place to safeguard against Covid-19.
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