Once you file your bankruptcy application, you would like to keep track of the status of your filing. The best way to check a bankruptcy status is to contact your attorney or court appointed trustee managing your case. But it can be time consuming and lengthy process as your attorney or the appointed trustee has many other cases to handle. It might be the case that you don’t have an attorney for your case. Still there are a number of ways you can check the status of your filing. Following are the most common ways you can keep track of the status of your filing:
- You should receive letter from the Trustee appointed for your case or from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. So, make sure you open every single letter that comes your way. Mails can contain important deadlines and not opening them in time can be a risky business.
- Especially when you don’t have an attorney, it’s a good idea to collect numbers of one or more clerks and call them from time to time to know the status of your filing. As clerks are very busy people, you may wait on hold for few minutes before getting the information you want. This strategy might not work if the clerks are too busy to check the status of your filing.
- The easiest way can be checking the status of your filing online. Visit the court’s website to register for Login ID. Most courts use a Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) website to manage cases. Search on Google with the term like “U.S. Bankruptcy Court (your state) website”, and you should find the PACER website’s link. You can find PACER website link in here as well http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov. Register for an account with your name, address, date of birth, telephone number. Verify with a valid credit card and you will get the password of your login in your given email address. Although you won’t be charged any registration fee, you will be charged 8 cents for viewing per page but the fee limits to 30 pages. If you want to print the copies from the PACER website, you will be charged 10 cents per page. Logging into your account, you can choose the bankruptcy court database, select your state and type your name to find latest status of your filing.