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EZ-Filing® Bankruptcy Software FAQs
EZ-Filing bankruptcy forms software unquestionably satisfies all the needs of attorneys filing bankruptcy petitions. Click on any of the frequently asked questions below to learn more about our bankruptcy forms preparation software. If your question about the EZ-Filing bankruptcy program isn't answered below, please send us an email or call us toll-free at 800-998-2424.
EZ-Filing is the most intuitive program available to lawyerswhen we designed it, ease of use was a major focus. EZ-Filing, Inc. has a “no constraints” policy, which means every new enhancement has been tested to ensure we are in no way limiting your accessibility or the functionality that you would expect. For example, the program offers attorneys a choice of data-entry methods: use the mouse, the keyboard, or a combination of both. There is no place in EZ-Filing where you are constrained to use one or the other.
Ease of learning, of course, depends on your computer proficiency: if you're familiar with the Windows environment, it's doubtful that you would spend more than 20 minutes getting used to our bankruptcy forms softwareit is that easy to operate. The tool bar is an excellent way to navigate through the program's sections, and each section corresponds to a schedule. Furthermore, you only answer questions that pertain to your bankruptcy client, saving you valuable time.
Additionally we offer Video Tutorials for all our products, designed to familiarize new users with the software and help any attorney or paralegal become more proficient.
When you purchase a license for EZ-Filing bankruptcy forms software, you receive (as part of the license price) a 12-month technical support subscription that ensures you will receive all software enhancements and updates plus toll-free priority telephone support. After the first year, you have two choices to maintain your support subscription.
For as little as $299 per year (depending on your package), our electronic update-service subscription provides you with priority telephone support, the receipt of each new yearly version release on CD, and the ability to download from the Internet all updates that become available during your subscription.
For as little as $429 per year (depending on your package), our CD update-service subscription provides you with priority telephone support and all new releases and major updates sent to you on CD. By comparison, some of our bankruptcy software competitors charge more than $745 per year in support/maintenance fees for using their product.
Lastly, EZ-Filing, Inc.'s support program is voluntary. We do not send unsolicited updates and demand you pay for them.
Yes. We have made the decision of which EZ-Filing bankruptcy software package to license an easy one. Our Basic Edition is for preparing only Chapter 7s and our Professional Edition is for preparing all chapters.
Some attorneys ask, "I don't do Chapter 11sdo you have a package for only 7s and 13s?" We’ve chosen not to obfuscate the issue, but to make the choices simple and to keep our prices low. The difference among chapters essentially amounts to only a handful of forms. Offering many package choiceseach differing only slightly from the othersactually becomes more restrictive for the user. If you buy a package that handles only Chapter 7s and Chapter 13s, your law office would be unable to prepare the occasional Chapter 11 case that might come your way. Additionally, an excessively large number of package choices are actually more expensive to develop and maintain; consequently, offering them forces increased prices. Avoiding this unnecessary development helps us keep down the costs for our bankruptcy forms software.
Yes. EZ-Filing, Inc. has by far the most liberal license agreement of any bankruptcy software vendor. You can install our software on as many computers as you have in your office without purchasing additional licensesyou license the law office, not the individual computers. You can also install the program on your home computer or laptop for working away from the office. You can even install the program on a network server which enables unlimited simultaneous access to the program and even to the same client files. Adding more users to the network requires no extra licensing fees. Some software vendors charge extra for each user on the network. Why beg a software vendor for the privilege of using their product? EZ-Filing bankruptcy forms software could not be any easier to install and run or any simpler to understand.
Is there a true multi-user network version available? Can I upgrade my current version without having to purchase an entirely new license?
Yes. Beginning with version 19, EZ-Filing Basic and Professional Editions both allow all lawyers and paralegals in a law office unlimited simultaneous access to the program. In prior versions, only the Network Pro Edition allowed simultaneous access. Some vendors limit access to just a few workstations and then charge additional licensing fees to allow additional access. EZ-Filing, Inc. believes bankruptcy forms preparation software should not place any artificial constraints on your law office. No matter how many workstations are connected to the server, everyone can simultaneously access EZ-Filing, and they can even simultaneously access the same client file.
As long as your EZ-Upkeep Technical Support Subscription is current, you can upgrade to version 19 and enjoy the benefits of simultaneous access to EZ-Filing software and client files. If your support subscription has lapsed, you must purchase the Reinstatement Subscription to take advantage of the new features in version 19. There are no hidden costs, extra licensing fees, or multiple support-fee packagesyou get all the accessibility your bankruptcy practice and staff require, thereby supporting the very nature of network.
If you want to upgrade from the Basic software package to the Professional package, the price you paid to license your Basic software package is 100% applicable toward the licensing fee for the Professional package. To upgrade your EZ-Filing Bankruptcy Software, call us toll-free at 1-800-998-2424.
Yes. EZ-Filing bankruptcy software has several file-maintenance features that make moving your client data a simple and safe process. Standard file-maintenance protocols are available for copying, renaming, and deleting client files. There is a convenient Back Up/Restore utility to easily transport files from one computer to another using any removable media. There is also a batch Back Up/Restore utility for moving several or all of your client files from one computer to another.
None. EZ-Filing bankruptcy software is truly the only "stand alone" bankruptcy-forms-preparation program. Other bankruptcy software programs require you to use WordPerfect or Microsoft Word to generate documents. Some even require that you buy Adobe Acrobat Writer to create PDF files for electronic filing. With EZ-Filing bankruptcy software, the forms print directly from the program. Furthermore, there is a correspondence section for creating and sending letters to creditors or clients. There is also a Chapter 13 plan editor for customizing a plan and saving it for use with any client filea feature that no other software vendor can offer. Simply put, EZ-Filing bankruptcy software is the only program that handles all your bankruptcy-filing needs.
Yes. EZ-Filing's Professional Edition has the most powerful Chapter 13 Plan calculator in the bankruptcy industry. It is the only one that makes all the complex calculations in real time. It’s fast, it’s accurate, and it can not be matched anywhere at any price. Other bankruptcy software programs have buttons or menu items that prompt you to “recalculate” in order to see how your changes effect the plan. And they take minutes, not seconds, to show you the results.
Yes. Many bankruptcy courts actually prefer our forms over those of our competitors based on professional presentation and readability. However, the Bankruptcy Courts are prohibited from publicly endorsing a single commercial enterprise. Therefore, any vendor that claims their bankruptcy forms product is the only one recommended by the Bankruptcy Court is not being honest.
The bankruptcy forms produced by EZ-Filing mimic the Federal forms so precisely that it takes an expert to determine which are which. However, EZ-Filing bankruptcy software includes a feature that enables the forms to "float," which means they expand and contract to accommodate exactly the information for a given case. Such deviances are allowed under Bankruptcy Rule 9009: "Forms may be combined and their contents rearranged to permit economies in their use."
Yes. We always have the latest official Federal bankruptcy form revisions available. See the following question for more detail.
If Congress changes the bankruptcy code, does that make my Federal forms software obsolete and do I have to purchase a new license when the changes go into effect?
No. EZ-Filing, Inc. is on an automatic-notification list from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Therefore, we become aware of bankruptcy form changes before they are actually approved and implemented. The first year of technical support services is included in the initial software license. During that 12-month period, we provide youfree of chargesoftware updates reflecting any changes that occur. After the first year, you can continue your support subscription from as little as $229 per year (depending on your package). This not only includes all enhancements and upgrades, but also toll-free priority telephone support. You won't find an easier-to-understand or lower-priced support service package with any other bankruptcy software vendor.
Quite easy! EZ-Filing includes a powerful text editor designed for creating client and creditor correspondence, motions, orders, procedural forms, or other documents. For many districts, you can also use the text editor to customize the Chapter 13 Plan format. If you've already created the document you want to add to EZ-Filing, you can save it as an RTF file and import it into the EZ-Filing bankruptcy forms program.
Yes. EZ-Filing has responded to this need by developing the unique feature of accepting scanned documents directly into the forms list for converting to PDF for electronic filing. Create a new case form, or attach an exhibit to an existing official form. Some districts even require scanned signature pages authenticating the debtors signatures for electronic filing, and with the scanning feature, this requirement is easy to fulfill.
No. EZ-Filing bankruptcy software is what we call "rodent-free"you can navigate through any screen without the use of a mouse. Some bankruptcy software vendors advertise their programs as "not mouse-intensive" or as having the "most keyboard shortcuts"; however, most of them require you to memorize pages of hotkeys and keystroke combinations to fulfill these promises. EZ-Filing bankruptcy software is the only program that does not put any artificial constraints on you or your legal practice.
Yes. EZ-Filing bankruptcy software keeps track of the response you enter for every area that requires a name and address, and those names and addresses are accessible for use in other areas of the program. EZ-Filing forms software is also the only program that has an auto-purge feature that removes unused names and addresses according to user-defined settings. This assures that your list always has the most accurate information. EZ-Filing can also convert most common creditor lists from other software programs for use in EZ-Filing, making the transition to the EZ-Filing program as effortless as possible.
Many of my bankruptcy clients have similar case information. Is there a way to automate the process for repetitive information?
Yes. EZ-Filing bankruptcy software has a "New Client Default" menu that enables you to enter commonly used information so that the program will automatically include that information whenever you start a new case. It can even automatically answer Question 9 on the Statement of Affairs based on your fee information.
Yes. EZ-Filing bankruptcy software uses the industry standard "F7" key to check the spelling of text fields, which makes accessing the spell-check feature simple to use and easy to remember. You can, however, select a different keystroke if you prefer. Other bankruptcy programs bury this feature or require you to use non-intuitive hotkeys or keystroke combinations.
Yes. EZ-Filing bankruptcy software enables you to define your own shortcut keys using our System Macro feature. But it's not just for key phrases or commonly used textEZ-Filing also features macros for merge data. For example, you could use [Ctrl]+[R] to insert the debtor's address block.
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