Who Uses This Software?

Legal professionals: attorneys, paralegals and support staff looking for bankruptcy software. NextChapter offers flexible pricing options for solo practitioners, mid-size and even large law firms.


Average Ratings

14 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $79.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Pay Per-Case ($79), Monthly ($249) or Annually ($999). Free for Pro Bono.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • NextChapter
  • nextchapterbk.com
  • Founded 2013
  • United States

About NextChapter

NextChapter's web-based bankruptcy software program allows you to prepare Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases on any browser, any device, any time. With intuitive time-saving features, clean design, integrations and firm customizations, NextChapter streamlines everything you need to run your bankruptcy practice in the cloud. Learn why thousands of legal professionals have switched to NextChapter. Try it for free at NextChapterBK.com.


NextChapter Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Case & Client History
  • Case Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Library Management
  • Records Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Trust Accounting

NextChapter Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Overall, an excellent product for good value

Dec 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Great help from customer service. They were easily available to help solve problems. Interfaces well with ECF

Cons: Some forms are hard to find duh as B121. Can't file amendments to schedules. Requires multiple entries of debtor social security number

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on January 02, 2018

Thank you for the review and the suggestions, Scott! You'll be happy to hear we are working on allowing our users to file amendments and additional documents. Be on the lookout for that announcement in the next couple of months!

It has been a great experience

Dec 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Pay individually and not a huge sum up front. Ease of use. I love that it has one touch filing makes life easier

Cons: Has been a little bit of a learning curve. I submitted my resume for a position with Next Chapter and never heard from anyone.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on December 04, 2017

Hi William! We're glad to hear you've been having a great experience. I checked with our hiring manager and she didn't see your resume submitted. Please make sure it's sent to jobs@nextchapterbk.com so we can get back with you!

I'm very glad I found NexChapter. Much better than the bankruptcy software I'd been using.

Dec 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's very comprehensive. The company's on-line support has been great every time I've had to ask for help.

Cons: Because I don't file a lot of new bankruptcy cases, navigating the software is sometimes still a challenge to me.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on December 04, 2017

We're glad you found us too Neil! We're here to help with any questions you have navigation the software. :)

I have had an absolute great experience using this software! It's very functional and easy to use!!

Nov 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I gave it 5 stars because I like everything about it. My favorite part is when you have to change something like an amount and it changes it in every place. Another feature I like is you can easily save creditors and collections agencies for use in future cases if the name and address are the same.

Cons: Just like learning anything new, there is a learning curve at the beginning. But there are several people that can help if the answer cannot be found it the very extensive Help feature.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on November 30, 2017

Thanks so much for your ongoing support Mindy! We are so lucky to have customers like you :)

Quality platform for preparing bankruptcy petitions and schedules.

Nov 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use; current forms availability; one of the first companies to offer a remote site to prepare filings.

Cons: There is the usual learning curve to understand how the information posted gets used in the forms. Also, the forms need further tweaking to make sure all the info that is posted makes its way into the form. But NextCahper is always improving the forms and welcomes input.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on November 28, 2017

Thanks for the compliments Anthony! You are right that we always welcome input and we've decided to add a few more informational tooltips for users to see the relationship between the software and the forms. Great suggestion!

Brings Bankruptcy Filing Right to My Desk

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Allows me to fill in those parts of the form that matter most at intake while the program completes everything else in the background.

Cons: The a la carte services like credit report integration can add up if you pay on a per client basis.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on November 28, 2017

Deano! We sure appreciate your support over the past couple years and thanks for the kind review!

Capterra-loader

While a new program, it is catching up quickly and is easy to use.

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The fact that it is a web-based program is great. It is easy to use and you don't have to enter things in multiple areas.

Cons: I wish that you can print the informational screens and the comments. I also wish that you can file subsequent documents directly from the program.

Overall: Good value for my small upstart law firm.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on January 23, 2018

Love your feature request Jann, and definitely submitting it to our dev team. Thank you so much for the compliments! For our Winter '18 release, we added the ability to print the informational screens!

Clean and logical.

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software feels centuries ahead of others that I've used. Bankruptcy is complicated enough without the headaches of software.

Cons: Some of the relationships between where the questions are and where that filters to the paperwork are confusing. The documentation is excellent luckily, but I have to check it more often than I'd like.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on November 28, 2017

Thank you John for the kind words! We definitely do our best to make sure it's the easiest, most intuitive, and user friendly bankruptcy software out there! And thanks to your suggestion, we are going to add more informational tooltips to guide users through some of the relationships between software and paperwork.

The customer service is great! If you need something you can actually talk to someone very quickly.

Nov 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That it is very user friendly and easy to navigate through. The first time I used it, it was pretty simple to be able to figure most things out on my own.

Cons: Since it's a newer program, there are some things that just haven't been added yet which is understandable. One for example, is being able to exempt for joint debtors separately, rather than all be exempted under "Debtor 1".

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on January 23, 2018

Ashley! For our Winter '18 release, we added in your exemption suggestions! Thanks again for your support this past year.

Capterra-loader

A wonderful product that offers real functionality for cloud based bankruptcy software.

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We are all really enjoying using NextChapter. I've uploaded a number of documents that we frequently download and use, including Client Service Agreements, Credit Counseling Instructions, Suggestions of Bankruptcy etc.

We tried Cincompass about a year ago and hated it.

We were with BestCase for over 10 years but were frustrated that there was no cloud solution for them.

Then about 2 or so years ago BestCase announced they had a "cloud solution" which was really a Citrix virtual workstation.

While Citrix "worked" it just added a whole layer of confusion and required training for my team; plus it did not have 100% uptime.

Plus, it was very expensive, starting per month and almost per month as I added users. This was on top of the BestCase maintenance agreement, which also grew over the years.

So NextChapter has been a great improvement for our firm.

Cons: The software has a few growing pains (when compared with BestCase), and you do need to adjust your workflow a bit, but not too much. That's why I give 4 instead of 5 stars for Features & Functionality, but I expect it will continue to grow and improve.

Overall: Freed me from Windows software and all of the compromises that involves. Gives us the chance to be a 100% Macintosh office after many years of hybrid solutions.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on November 28, 2017

Thank you for the kind words and compliments! You are right that we're always improving and growing, thanks to awesome customers like you!

The iPhone X of Bankruptcy Software -- i.e. they are SO ahead of the game and competition! Must Try!

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: So intuitive, so easy and cuts down on my time. The credit report integration helps a lot and the e-file is amazing.

Cons: The exemptions dropdown window -- can be simplified. Currently the dropdown contains both 703 and 704 exemptions and very confusing and hard to find the one I want to look for.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on January 23, 2018

We are happy to have your support Sevan. Thanks to your suggestions, we have updated the exemption capabilities for our Winter '18 release. Thanks for being a valued NextChapter customer!

Capterra-loader

This is an excellent solution for bankruptcy forms completion, with an uncluttered interface.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The interface is very simple, quick, and uncluttered. The e-filing process works perfectly. The web-based solution does not require any special software and seems to work flawlessly in many different web browsers.

Cons: The software does not seem to allow for any manual entry or to override certain items, particularly in the means test and income sections.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on November 28, 2017

"Perfectly" is music to our ears! Thanks for the glowing review Lucas. We will be sure to email you to find out more about what manual entry you'd like to do so we can come up with a solution.

Capterra-loader

Great product and great service

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is very user friendly software with excellent support. It saves me so much time. Really pleased with the partnership I have with NextChapter.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on November 28, 2017

Thanks for the kind words Andrew! We are happy to have you onboard. :)

Probably the best program out there. Far exceeds Cin Compass. Tech support is excellent.

Nov 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Relatively simple to use. Far superior to Cin Compass. As I mention, tech support is very good. The company modified the program to add Notice Only for parties, per my request.

Cons: Can be challenging to locate where to add, say, a dog or a parakeet. Bit of a learning curve. Some categories can be confusing. I would like to see a function that reviews the schedules and points out incongruities, or when the debt limit in chapter 13 is exceeded.

Vendor Response

by NextChapter on November 28, 2017

Stephen! Thanks for the awesome suggestion on a more sophisticated review feature. We will add that to our roadmap. We're always finding ways to improve from our user suggestions - as you know since you've given us great ideas already!