The initial bankruptcy consultation is a first meeting that usually lasts between 30-60 minutes. Your bankruptcy attorney will get a better understanding of your financial situation, the issues you are confronting and how best to address them. The first consultation is FREE and is easy. It’s just about you sharing your story.
Prior to the consultation, some offices will provide a questionnaire and a list of required paperwork to complete; others will give it to you when you arrive. Be prepared for some type of document collection. Should you schedule a FREE consultation with Teel & Maroney, our secretary will let you know exactly what to bring.
A good consultation will focus on your assets and how best to protect them. Depending on your specific situation, your attorney may recommend that you hold off filing or that you completely forego the bankruptcy process altogether. It really depends on each situation.
Should your attorney believe that bankruptcy is in your best interest, he or she will advise you about the following:
• The details of what you can expect during the bankruptcy process
• The type of bankruptcy you should file (Chapter 7 or Chapter 13)
• How filing bankruptcy can help you have a fresh financial start
• Your role in helping to make the process easier
• Difficulties, if any, you should be aware of
During the consultation, your attorney will answer any questions you may have so that you can make the best decision. They will gather all the necessary documents and attend your meeting of creditors with you so you will not be doing anything alone.
The consultation is easy. The most difficult thing is taking that first step to call and schedule it. Give us a call today. We’ll set you up with a free, debt evaluation so you can find out what your options are and get started on a new financial path.
Call us at: 731.424.3315 or email Attorney Jerome Teel at: Jerome@tennesseefirm.com.