​My name is Ron Drescher. I’m an attorney practicing bankruptcy and
creditor’s rights in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Today, I want to answer the question if I’m
incarcerated or a loved one is incarcerated and they really need to file bankruptcy, can
you file bankruptcy if you’re in prison or in jail? Well, the short answer to that question is
certainly. Being incarcerated does not disqualify you
from filing a bankruptcy case. Frequently what has to happen though is you
need somebody on the outside to have a power of attorney for you so that they can move
the documents around, sometimes sign on your behalf or appear for you in meetings of creditors,
but sometimes, that’s not even necessary. You can fill out the forms while you are incarcerated. You can sometimes do a written response to
the questions that the trustee will ask at your meeting with the trustee, and you can
do your credit counseling course and your financial management course in writing in
order to get all the benefits of the bankruptcy law. So while it’s not the easiest thing in the
world to do, you can file bankruptcy while you’re incarcerated. My name is Ron Drescher. I’m an attorney practicing bankruptcy and
creditor’s rights. If you have a question about your bankruptcy
rights while you’re incarcerated, please pick up the phone and call me. I would love to hear from you.