Americans Get a Hand with Easier Bankruptcies - Rocket Lawyer Helps with New Online Bankruptcy Center

June 10, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
SAN FRANCISCO (June 10, 2009) – Today Rocket Lawyer announced a new online Bankruptcy Center to help consumers and business owners through the bankruptcy filing process. The Rocket Lawyer Bankruptcy Center includes indispensible free resources, including a helpful free bankruptcy interview and worksheet, free bankruptcy help articles and tools to find a bankruptcy lawyer, and it's all easily accessible in one convenient online location. Complementing the popular™ do it yourself legal documents and other easy legal services, the Bankruptcy Center is a smart first stop for those considering filing for bankruptcy.

With the recent high profile news of GM's bankruptcy filing, it's easy to overlook the thousands of individual Americans and small business owners who are also considering bankruptcy to help regain financial solvency in these tough times. Although bankruptcy isn't a measure that should be taken lightly, sometimes it's the best option available to those struggling with collection agencies and insurmountable debts. However, many people don't know where to turn to get low cost and reputable bankruptcy help. Now the Rocket Lawyer Bankruptcy Center gives people the legal tools and resources they need to get organized for bankruptcy, get free bankruptcy information and find an attorney when needed.

The Bankruptcy Worksheet is one of the most important tools offered in the Bankruptcy Center. It allows anyone to gather the essential financial information needed before speaking to a bankruptcy lawyer. The free online worksheet uses the Rocket Lawyer Easy Interview™ process. A person simply answers a series of secure and completely private questions regarding his or her finances. The worksheet is completed automatically and can be printed, shared, and stored securely online forever, with Rocket Lawyer's File Safekeeper™. With the simple Bankruptcy Interview, it's simple to get your finances in order, and anyone can do it.

Specializing in bankruptcy law and creditor / debtor issues, attorney Brett T. Sullivan, of Sullivan Law Office in Spokane, Washington said, "Understanding your personal financial situation, including a detailed understanding of your assets and liabilities, is a vital first step if you are considering filing for bankruptcy. Your attorney will need this financial information to proceed with the filing process. Information regarding assets and liabilities will also need to include any assets which you are a co-owner of or have an interest, either direct or indirect; for liabilities, your attorney will need to know all liabilities for which you are responsible, directly or indirectly, or which you guarantee payment."

For those who aren't ready to start compiling financial data yet, they can start learning about the bankruptcy process with informative bankruptcy help articles. Topics include "Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Filing" and "Bankruptcy Protection from Creditors", among many others. In addition, when a person has questions related to his or her specific financial situation, or is ready to start the bankruptcy filing process, the Bankruptcy Center provides an easy way to connect with a bankruptcy attorney.

Rob Elhardt, Rocket Lawyer's Senior VP of Product Management commented, "There's clearly a need right now for good bankruptcy information and tools. Our goal with the Rocket Lawyer Bankruptcy Center is to help streamline the process, so it's easy for anyone to get started."

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