What do I do if I move?

Moving truckWhile being in an active bankruptcy case, you will receive correspondence information pertaining to proceedings in the mail. These notices can be very important to the successful completion of your bankruptcy. Any changes to your address and or phone number that occur should be reported to your bankruptcy trustee or attorney to keep up communication.

Debtors should be sure to report any changes in contact information as they happen to make sure they receive important documentation related to the status of their case in a timely manner without interruption.

The timing may vary on how long a bankruptcy case may last, on average, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can last roughly 4 to 6 months. When your case is closed you may receive final decree documentation for your records. As long as your mailing address is on file, you should receive this information with no problem.

In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the average completion is 3 to 5 years. If you move to a new address you will need to contact your attorney so a notice of change of address can be filed with the court.

In Chapter 13 it is important to keep contact information current since time sensitive information may be sent to you anytime while the case is active.

Filing a change of address with the United States Post Office is important for keeping up with your other mail but you also need to give your bankruptcy attorney your new contact information.