Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C.

What is Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process by which an individual who cannot pay his or her bills can get a fresh financial start. The right to file for bankruptcy is provided by federal law, and all bankruptcy cases are handled in federal court. Filing bankruptcy immediately stops all of your creditors from seeking to collect debts from you (the “automatic stay”), at least until your debts are sorted out according to the law or they get relief from the automatic stay to protect their interest in any secured property.

How can I get a copy of a bankruptcy filing?

The Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court provides public access to bankruptcy court documents through Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER), an electronic public access service.  

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