If you have scheduled an initial consultation with a bankruptcy attorney, you will want to prepare by gathering documentation and other information needed to determine your eligibility for bankruptcy.
You will want to provide your bankruptcy attorney with proof of income; recent tax returns; a list of debts including loans, credit cards, medical bills; and a list of household expenses that you make every month which may include rent, food, or insurance.
It is also helpful to anticipate questions that your bankruptcy attorney might ask so that he or she has a good grasp of your situation. Your attorney may ask whether you are subject to a lawsuit? Is your home in foreclosure or are you facing eviction? What assets do you possess? Your marital status and whether you have dependents? And, what are you hoping to gain from filing bankruptcy? Any information you can bring to the table will help your attorney find the best solution for your debt problem.
Not only will your attorney have questions for you, but you will have your own questions which you will want to prepare ahead of time to ensure you get the information you need. You may be wondering if you will be able to keep your home or your car. You may have questions about the bankruptcy process such as whether you will go to court or how long it will take. You may have questions regarding the attorney’s fees and whether he or she has a payment plan. Having a list of questions you would like answered can help you decide if bankruptcy protection is the best strategy for you. Contact Charles E. Covey at 309-674-8125 for answers to all your bankruptcy questions.