BK ASSIST


BkAssist is designed for the way we think, not for the forms we file.

BkAssist uses a data-centric approach to gathering information that aligns with the way ordinary people think about their finances. This approach insulates you from future changes in forms and frees you from needing specially trained staff.

Other bankruptcy programs are form-centric, meaning that the user interface is oriented around the specific forms those programs know how to generate.


Assets, liabilities, income, and expenses — not schedules

Ordinary people (and non-specialist support staff) are used to thinking about finances in terms of assets, liabilities, income, and expenses. BkAssist lets you enter data in the same way.

BkAssist makes it possible to operate a bankruptcy practice without specially trained (and retrained every time the law or the forms change) staff, because ordinary people can glide through the BkAssist screens based on the knowledge they already have of household finances.


Enter data one time

When you enter a data item in BkAssist, we will remember it and put it all the places it needs to go, even when you change it later. There's no danger that the means test will use a different number for the mortgage payment than Schedule J or the Chapter 13 plan, to cite one trivial example.


The forms, they are a'changin!

As we write this in the summer of 2014, the Rules Committee is considering sweeping changes to the bankruptcy schedules and other forms. The proposed changes affect everything from the layout and numbering of the forms to the order and content of information presented.

We have participated, and will continue to participate, in the form modernization process by making detailed comments. Many of our comments have already been adopted, and we hope many more will be in the future.

All you generally need to do when a new form comes out is to change the filing date for the case. BkAssist will automatically put the data you've already entered into the new forms.

Contact Us

Here's how to contact us when you need to:

By snail-mail

Walter Oney Software, LLC
267 Pearl Hill Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420

By telephone (business hours on the East Coast only, please)

By fax (so last-century!)

As a long-time TCPA litigator, Walter Oney wants you know that you may not send advertisements to this fax number. As someone who has to manually tend a balky fax machine to get it to feed paper, he asks that you not send more than one or two pages by fax.

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