January 13, 2016

Once you have consulted with one of our attorneys and determined that a bankruptcy is the right course of action, a few steps remain before your case is filed.

First, you must review the list of documents required for your complete bankruptcy filing, click here.. These documents are critical for preparing your bankruptcy case, and others may simply be required by the trustee for review. They are all important and necessary for a successful completion and discharge of your debts. Gathering these documents may seem daunting but it must be done and we are here to help, so don’t hesitate to call. We can help by obtaining your credit report and recorded deeds mortgages for you.

Now that you have the majority of your documents together and the retainer, it is time to stop back by our office. You don’t need an appointment, just stop by the front desk between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Your paralegal or attorney will come up for a short meeting to take the documents to prepare your case. During this short meeting, you will go over and sign the fee agreement along with the credit report authorization and the blog subscription.  You will also be instructed on the credit counseling course that needs to be completed prior to filing. Click here for credit counseling.  Finally, you will need to schedule the signing appointment to go over the pleadings that are being prepared.

If creditors are calling, you can now inform them that you have retained an attorney for bankruptcy. You can give them your attorney’s or paralegal’s name and the firm phone number.

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