NextChapter

RATING:

4.8

(122)

About NextChapter

NextChapter is a comprehensive and user-friendly bankruptcy software solution designed specifically for attorneys and law firms. With its robust features and intuitive interface, NextChapter streamlines the entire process of handling, filing, and preparing bankruptcy cases. Equipped with a range of tools including forms, questionnaires, and document checklists, NextChapter empowers legal professionals to efficiently manage bankruptcy cases from start to finish. Attorneys can easily navigate through the software to access all necessary information and documents, ensuring a smooth and organized workflow. One of the standout features of NextChapter is its powerful communication capabilities. Attorneys can effortlessly stay connected with clients by sending reminders abo...

NextChapter Pricing

NextChapter is offered across four pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available. - Start: $79 per case (pay-as-you-go) - Pro: $999 per year - Start+: $99 per case (pay-as-you-go) - Pro+: $1599 per year

Starting price: 

$79.00 one time

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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NextChapter Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for NextChapter

1 - 5 of 122 Reviews

User Profile

Andrew James

Verified reviewer

Legal Services, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2022

Essential Tool for a Law Firm

PROS

I enjoy that it is cloud based, seems secure, real-time access anywhere you are.

CONS

BestCase just seems easier to use for me. Sometimes it is touch in NextChapter to remember where everything is as far as where to input data to appear in a specific form.

Vendor Response

Thanks for the review, Andrew! We're glad you appreciate the cloud based access. If you ever need help figuring out where to edit/enter anything, feel free to reach out to our Support team!

Replied May 2022

Morgan

Law Practice, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2019

Great product and great customer service

It helps me keep all of my clients well organized and the interface is way more appealing than the other software I previously used and reviewed prior to selecting NextChapter. The cloud-based system is ideal; now that the app is available it will be even easier to control remotely so I can review and resolve matters with bankruptcy clients while out of the office.

PROS

I utilitze the texting feature, which allows automated messages and language tailored to my clients both pre- and post-filing. The fact that it's already integrated allows me to keep track of ALL conversations with clients within their record; also, all Pacer notices are filed automatically, any court or 341 notices are automatically calendared and all of my proofs of claim are saved and I can open them any time (without needing to download them each time they come through); I love the ability to save notes in each individual client record so all of the information I need can be reviewed quickly for myself or my assistant.

CONS

I love the software overall; there are a couple of changes that I would make for sake of ease (one example is there is no place to list the trustee for a debtor once the case is filed; this is fairly important for my district and would be nice to make sure this is on the Dashboard and contained within the Client Information). The Next Chapter team is excellent at taking suggestions (I have emailed several before) and updating the local forms or software itself to make sure it is meeting my needs.

Reason for choosing NextChapter

1) The product generally looked better (the formatting, the design, etc.) 2) Add-on such as the Debtor Portal and Texting capabiilties (there are others I don't use know but will surely integrate in the future as needed) 3) Customer service during the free preview and follow up afterwards.

Vendor Response

We're so happy to hear how useful NextMessage has been for you and your firm! And since your review it's great to see there is a trustee field in there now. The biggest perk of being on the cloud is being able to easily implement these requests for users like you. Thanks again Morgan :)

Replied June 2019

Sarah

Law Practice, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed August 2019

Easy to use

While there have been bumps in switching software, overall it's been a smooth transition.

PROS

NextChapter was really easy to get started with and the data entry is simple to use. The texting feature has been a real help with keeping in contact with clients as well. When we've had problems, customer service was quick to help resolve our issues.

CONS

The biggest issue that we've had is the amount of time that it's taken get a case filed, but NextChapter has worked towards fixing that and made it easier.

Tami

Legal Services, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2020

NextChapter is Great

Every time I call into NextChapter my question is answered quickly and the issue resolved. I have had an awesome experience with NextChapter.

PROS

I love the ease of entering information into the software.

CONS

I dislike the treatment of a leased vehicle and the inability to put a monthly vehicle payment into Schedule J without having a vehicle on Schedule B.

Reason for choosing NextChapter

Price and ease of use.

Reasons for switching to NextChapter

Cost and accessibility for our Mac computers.

Vendor Response

Thanks so much for your review, Tami! We are glad to hear your experience with NextChapter has been positive. Our Support team is always here to answer questions and report any issues you experience so please continue to utilize us!

Replied February 2020

David

Law Practice, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2020

NextChapter has improved my bankruptcy practice.

As a career BestCase user I was reluctant to switch, but after using NextChapter I wish I had switched sooner.

PROS

The software is very easy to learn and use. My paralegal and I love the flow of the interface which make data entry smooth and easy. The customer service and tech support are super fast, friendly, and helpful.

CONS

I have nothing bad to say about NextChapter.

Reason for choosing NextChapter

Simply put, it was just a better product, easier to use, and the support was very responsive to my requests and suggestions.

Reasons for switching to NextChapter

Having access to my client files wherever I am offered me more flexibility.

Vendor Response

Thanks so much for the review, David! We are happy you find the product easy to use and love that you are feeling supported!

Replied April 2020