Flexible Options for Your Comfort and Convenience
Living in an island state poses special challenges for residents of remote areas who are in need of legal services. The majority of Hawaii bankruptcy attorneys are located on Oahu, and travel from the Neighbor Islands to meet with a Honolulu attorney is cost-prohibitive for someone already struggling with debt. Still others prefer to keep their in-person social and professional contacts to a minimum at this time. The good news is that, with a few basic tools, top quality bankruptcy representation can be obtained from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
The Law Office of Jean Christensen LLLC offers in-person free consultations and bankruptcy case preparation. For those preferring to avoid a visit to an attorney’s office, consultations and client meetings can be conducted by phone or video conference, and documents and information can be confidentially provided directly to your attorney through a secure online system.
Filing bankruptcy remotely requires some basic computer skills and equipment, and access to the Internet. With the assistance of technology and secure communication, a thorough, complete and accurate bankruptcy filing can be prepared to enable your case to proceed smoothly through the Bankruptcy Court. For those who do not have the ability to send documents electronically, documents can be sent by mail but we still request that you be available to speak by video through a smart phone, tablet or computer.
Remote Filing Process
To file bankruptcy remotely, it is best if you have a computer and access to the Internet, email capabilities, a printer, the ability to view documents in Adobe PDF format, and the ability to communicate by video on a smart phone, computer or tablet. Because original wet ink signatures are required to authorize filings with the Bankruptcy Court, some items will need to be mailed to your attorney.
Your attorney will gather all the necessary financial information and documents from you through a secure and confidential online system and by phone and/or video conference. The completed bankruptcy filing will then be reviewed with you by video conference and provided to you electronically or by U.S. Mail for your signature. Signed forms are returned to the attorney by mail, in preaddressed and stamped mailing envelopes provided for your convenience.
In normal times, physical attendance is required at the Section 341 “meeting of creditors” that debtors and their attorneys are required to attend about one month after their case is filed. The Hawaii Bankruptcy Court is now indefinitely permitting attendance by Zoom video or in some cases telephone, in order to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Contact The Law Office of Jean Christensen LLLC today to learn more about filing bankruptcy from your home.
Compassionate ServiceAttorney Jean Christensen is easy to talk to and brings an empathetic approach as she helps you navigate through your difficult legal matter.
Dedicated AttorneyWork with Attorney Jean Christensen throughout your entire case, not a paralegal.
ExperienceAttorney Jean Christensen has over a decade experience in navigating bankruptcy cases.
Free ConsultationOur firm offers a free consultation to discuss your case and see if we are the right fit for you.