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ECF Integration

Assemble bankruptcy petitions and electronically file cases with the bankruptcy court using NextChapter.

Swiftly file personal and business cases with NextChapter's ECF Integration. Without leaving NextChapter, you can quickly create and customize the petition to your district's requirements.

Review

NextChapter's Review & File section ensures complete and accurate filings with the bankruptcy court. Before you create the bankruptcy packet, NextChapter will check over your work to make sure you have all the information necessary for filing.

Review

Complete Filings

Using NextChapter to file bankruptcy cases results in more complete and accurate filings with your district's bankruptcy court. Before you begin to assemble the PDF packets, we double check the data you entered in NextChapter for any missing information.

Complete Filings

Assemble PDF Packets

This section allows you to create a bankruptcy petition suitable for any district court. Start with one of NextChapter's default petition packet depending on the type of filing - emergency or complete. Customize the packet by rearranging the order of the schedules and choosing to file forms as separate event codes. Any documents uploaded to the Client Document Storage will also be available to file with the case.

Assemble PDF Packets

Customize the Petition

Assemble the complete bankruptcy filing, including separate packets if needed, that are suitable for every district court. NextChapter allows you to create a custom-made bankruptcy petition to your judge and clerk's specifications.

NextChapter provides complete and emergency filing templates to help get you started on constructing the petition to eliminate the need to manually create the packet from scratch. Filing templates provide the basics so you can begin to customize by rearranging the schedules or filing forms as separate event codes.

Customize the Petition

Save Filing Templates

Once you've customized a petition to your court's specifications, store it as a new filing template, saving your future-self time preparing the packet going forward. Create unlimited templates, all available when you're ready to file.

Save Filing Templates

Save Your Filing

With the ability to create filing templates, you no longer need to customize the petition to your court's specifications during each case filing, saving your future-self time when preparing the packet going forward.

Save Your Filing

Ready, Set, File!

File with your court without leaving your bankruptcy software. NextChapter eliminates the extra steps that come with manually filing the packet on the court's site with our ECF Integration. NextChapter doesn't hold you to one district or court. You have the option to file in your primary or non-primary district, as long as you have your ECF credentials entered in NextChapter, and choose where the Meeting of Creditors will be held.

Just click Start ECF Filing and your debtor's case is on its way to the court! Feel free to work on a different case or close out of the application for a must needed break, we'll send you an email once the filing is completed.

Ready, Set, File!
Quick Benefits

Quick Benefits

  • 1.
    Accelerated Case Preparation

    Assembling the petition through NextChapter is made easy with our straightforward flow, templates and the ability to rearrange the bankruptcy schedules.

  • 2.
    For Any District

    NextChapter has bankruptcy templates, several local forms, and event codes customized to your court's specifications.

  • 3.
    Faster Bankruptcy Filings

    Experience expedited filings with NextChapter's ECF Integration. File with the bankruptcy court of your choice by entering a few key case details and clicking a button.