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Have you found yourself in a dire financial situation with no way out? If you are feeling the pressure from creditors and are in need of a solution to your debt as quickly as possible, an expedited emergency bankruptcy filing may be a viable option. At Smith Ortiz, P.C., our highly trained lawyers can walk you step-by-step through the process of filing an expedited bankruptcy petition and help you get back on track towards financial freedom.

Why Call Smith Ortiz, P.C. for Your Emergency Bankruptcy?

  • More than 25 years of dedicated experience
  • 1,000s of clients served across Illinois
  • Bankruptcy lawyer who has an MBA
  • Personalized service and tailored solutions

With decades of proven legal experience and thousands of clients served, our knowledgeable lawyers understand your struggles and can provide the powerful legal advocacy you need to help you get through this difficult time. Whether you are looking to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in a hurry, we can protect you against creditor harassment and similar debt collection tactics while helping you get your finances under control. Tell us about your situation today during a no-cost consultation.

An emergency bankruptcy filing may be able to help you stop:

Requirements of an Emergency Bankruptcy Petition in IL

Filing for bankruptcy can ordinarily be a lengthy process, as it requires you to list your assets, debts, income, expenses, and other relevant information about your financial history in accurate detail. If you do not have time to fill out the necessary paperwork due to an impending foreclosure, car repossession, eviction, or wage garnishment, you may file what is known as a “skeleton petition.”

A skeleton petition requires you to only fill out the minimum documents, including:

  1. Form 1 (Voluntary Petition)
  2. The Mailing Matrix
  3. Form 21 (Statement of Social Security Number)

Immediately upon filing, an attorney from our firm can notify your creditors of your filing to stop any impending collection actions against you. If you are filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may also be required to file a pay order that estimates your plan payments to your bankruptcy trustee. Depending on the specific court in which you file, you may also be required to provide written disclosure statements or electronic copies of your documents. Once these forms are filed, you will need to complete the rest of the forms within 14 days, including a complete list of creditors whom you owe money. Failure to complete the remaining necessary paperwork may result in your petition being dismissed, making it extremely important you strictly adhere to this timeline.

Reach out to Smith Ortiz, P.C.

Filing an emergency petition is much more complex than a traditional bankruptcy filing and can expose you to numerous opportunities for error – some of which can be extremely costly. At Smith Ortiz, P.C., our attorneys in Chicago are intimately familiar with the bankruptcy process and can ensure your petition is filed completely and correctly, allowing you to rest easy during this difficult time. With constant communication and an unshakable dedication to preserving your wellbeing, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.

Time is of the essence – contact us today to get started towards filing your emergency bankruptcy petition.

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