What is the best bankruptcy software?Last Revised on September 30, 2011
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Whether you are a lawyer who is about to go solo in bankruptcy practice or a person who is planning to file a bankruptcy, it is a good idea to thinking about buying a bankruptcy software. These software program can not only prepare forms and other documents fast but also save man power, it is for do-it-yourself people.
List of Best Bankruptcy Software Programs for Lawyers, Paralegals and Consumers
There are so many options out there besides online filing services such as legalzoom, here are the comparison and reviews of bankruptcy softwares that will interest anybody in the above groups. Most important feature is easy, accurate and fast.
BestCase: This bankruptcy software is for attorneys and helps streamlines the electronic process of filing chapter 7, 9 , 11, 12, 13 and 15. Best Case offer both free version of this software as well as free 30 day trial of complete program. Their full premium bankruptcy cd comes with two types of license – Single User and Multiple Users. The benefits of Multi-User CD is that everybody in the law firm office can have access to the program, and upto three people can use it at the same time. Single user license cost in the $1000 ranges and Multiple license price is between $1500 to $1900.
EZ-Filing. The most unique thing about this program is that it makes filing for bankruptcy easy. EZFiling offers one year free technical support to help with figuring out any kinks when starting to run it on the computer for the first year. It also comes with free PDF generation of the forms and the Means Test Calculation. There are three different prices for this CD – basic package is for Chapter 7 cases only and can be petitioned in a short amount of time within 30 minutes and cost $699.Ã‚Â The Professional package comes with Chapter 7 and 13 forms with price of $899. The Network Pro comes with all these features with additional unlimited simultaneous access to the program by other legal professionals in the company.
The above two are not the most inexpensive ones you can find online. Blumberg, Legal Disks, Fresh Start, VerantBK, National Law Firms, InfoAmerica and Capta Loans are other popular bankruptcy softwares that are cheap and easy to work with and have received some good reviews over the years. Other than attorney, people should be beware when they use these softwares for business purpose where they help client file for bankruptcy because they can be charged with practicing law without a license and charging fees for legal services in any state.
You can also download the bankruptcy forms from your district court website. They are totally free. Usually they are very easy to fill out as they come with lots of instructions to guide people prepare without too much trouble. Some of them even offer support person you can get help from and see in person. Please remember that as a petitioner if you any of these software, you will still need a legal represent of a bankruptcy lawyer in the court. Many former BK legal assistants recommend seeking a legal counsel before buying and using these programs, so that money is not wasted and you are confidant you didn’t miss anything to delay your filing any further.
What to look for when buying a bankruptcy software in reviews:
Upto date forms: some BK programs are old and might not have been updated. Since bankruptcy laws change all the time, you want softwares that has update contents as well.
Easy to follow: BK softwares are there to make filing bankruptcy easy and it is not easy to follow, don’t bother purchasing it. Buy ones that has step by step instruction.
Free support: good companies offer good customer service along with their products. Bankruptcy software that doesn’t come with free customer support, such as technical issues with downloading, should be avoided.
Applicable in all states: read carefully when buying programs because some of them may be limited to only one states. Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Helps you save money: You are buying bankruptcy software so you can save on legal and bk attorney fees. Don’t buy expensive programs that cost you more than using an attorney.
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