Bankruptcy Software For Debtors
Best bankruptcy software for debtors, individuals pro se
We recommend you evaluate before you buy any bankruptcy software program. Free demos are common for bankruptcy software downloads and you can quickly determine if the program is right for you. When in a demo mode, safeguards prevent preparation of a complete set of forms, but you will quickly discover the amount of time saved. Find out if local forms are included in bankruptcy software programs. The program should provide clear and simple instructions how to "plug-in" local forms appropriate local counties or parishes. All forms must also be validated to insure the most current and up to date form is used.
Bankruptcy software should also contain a initial questionnaire which automatically includes information in all pages of all forms submitted. This "global inclusion" feature insures that names and addresses appear exactly the same each time repeated, and saves re-entering redundant information. A few bankruptcy software programs import account information from popular accounting programs so that account numbers, addresses and balances will be correct on the day of filing. Simply re-print documents on the day filed and all updates occur automatically.
A particularly pesky problem with many older bankruptcy software programs concerned adding addition pages. For debtors with a substantial list of assets and liabilities, adding pages for automatic updates created problems. Most current bankruptcy software programs have resolved this issue. If importing data from other programs is important (spreadsheets, databases, accounting software), be sure to verify compatibility. Not all bankruptcy software programs are cross-platform compatible. Bankruptcy software for attorneys may include importing data from other, older bankruptcy software programs.
Technical support for bankruptcy software programs
Technical help is essential if a program doesn't work, or is incompatible, or time is of the essence to beat a deadline. Bankruptcy software has a shelf life to remain current, and although offered by a favorite store, may be outdated. Downloads eliminate this problem, including updated forms in addition to the latest version of any bankruptcy software considered. When using technical support, all reputable providers avoid practicing law (i.e. answering legal questions) and limit support to technical issues.