Moving During a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

August 1, 2019 | By Steffens Law Office
Moving During a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Moving during bankruptcy is quite common. Some people are forced to move because they are facing foreclosure, while others voluntarily move to less expensive accommodations to help get their finances back on track.

Keep Your Contact Information Current

If you are moving, immediately notify the bankruptcy court in writing of your new address. Because most communications between the person filing and the bankruptcy court are by mail, it is important that the bankruptcy court always have your current address. Otherwise, you may fail to receive important notices and the Chapter 7 case may be dismissed.

Many courts have change-of-address forms for persons to use when they move. One of these forms should be obtained if a move is planned. You can also ask your attorney for assistance. 

If you are sharing housing with family or friends, make sure they understand the importance of getting your mail delivered properly. A misplaced court notice could have serious consequences. 

Bankruptcy can be a stressful experience, especially when your finances force you to move. Make things easier on yourself by seeking the assistance of an experienced bankruptcy attorney. At Steffens Law Office, we're committed to helping Nebraska residents use the bankruptcy system to get a fresh financial start. Schedule a consultation today.