The federal government may shut down, but bankruptcy survives

It is unclear as of this writing whether the federal government will really shut down on April 8th or not, but even it does, the bankruptcy court system, which is part of the federal judiciary, is expected to stay open for business.

Bankruptcy courts are funded in part by fees (if you’ve already filed your case you are well aware of this) and both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire offices should have funds available to stay open while deals are being brokered in Washington’s smoke-filled rooms.

The bankruptcy courts also use an electronic filing system, which is available to bankruptcy lawyers 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so if you need to file a case in the upcoming few days rest assured that it will be done for you.

 

By Doug Beaton

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