There are many things you can do to help your Bankruptcy attorney assist you in achieving a successful case. First and foremost, answer all of your attorney’s questions honestly. If you are not forthright with your attorney they cannot help you make the best decisions to obtain future financial freedom. You do not want to omit any important information that may hinder the fresh start that you are seeking by filing a bankruptcy.
There is a lot of behind the scenes preparation that the attorney and their staff perform in order to file your bankruptcy petition with the court. The court requires that you file a petition and schedules that depict your past, current and projected financial situation. These schedules also include a listing of all of your creditors, liabilities and assets. Your attorney should ask you for quite a bit of information at the outset of your case in order to properly prepare the petition.You can help yourself by providing the best information that you have available. As a Debtor, you should want this information to be as true and correct as possible as this will be the key to obtaining a successful bankruptcy discharge.
Once your case is successfully filed with the bankruptcy court, If is very important for you to stay in contact with your attorney. It is advisable to notify your attorney of any changes in your personal information, employment information and any major changes in your financial condition. This is particularly important in a chapter 13 plan where the attorney will represent you for up to five years.
The road to a successful Bankruptcy and financial freedom can be a journey. The journey is easier when you and your attorney are working together to achieve that goal. All of the attorneys at Bond and Botes want to help you reach that goal.
If you are struggling with debt and looking for financial freedom please call our office location that is nearest to you and set up a free consultation to meet with one of our licensed attorneys to discuss your financial situation.
Amy K Tanner is a shareholder in several of the Bond & Botes Law Offices. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University at Montgomery, and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. She focuses primarily on consumer bankruptcy law in the Huntsville and Decatur offices.Read her full bio here.