Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C.
Schaumburg Family Law Attorney

How to Prepare for Your Bankruptcy Consultation

December 7, 2015
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Posted By: Robert Kaplan
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Filing bankruptcy can be stressful, which is why attorney Robert M. Kaplan is devoted to making sure you are informed and prepared for the bankruptcy process. Knowing what to expect during your bankruptcy consultation will help you to be better prepared which will allow your attorney to have a better idea of your situation and how to help you.

What to Bring to a Bankruptcy Consultation

There are several documents you will want to bring with you to your bankruptcy consultation. It is important to have a complete list of all your debts including how much they are and who they are to. You should also bring bills (both current and delinquent), assets and their worth, and proof of income such as pay stubs. If you are married it is also important to bring your spouse's information. Having all of these documents will give your lawyer a complete view of your situation and whether bankruptcy will be beneficial or which type would help the most.

During the Bankruptcy Consultation

When you come into our office for your consultation you will meet with Robert M. Kaplan directly to go over your debts, assets, and options. After your documents and some extra paperwork have been reviewed, he will give you your options and advice on which may be the most helpful to your current situation as well as the long-term benefits of each option so you can make an informed decision on what will be best for you.

It is important to keep in mind that a consultation is just a meeting for your attorney to get familiar with your situation and how to assist you. They will go over non-bankruptcy options, Chapter 7, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy and what is required as well as answer all your questions about the process.  If you decide to go forward with filing bankruptcy your attorney will more than likely need more information from you to move ahead with the bankruptcy process.

Free Consultation in the Schaumburg Area

At the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, we offer you a free consultation so you can make an informed decision about your finances without any obligations. We want to make sure you are comfortable before we move forward with filing the bankruptcy. If you are in the Schaumburg, IL area and would like to set up a free consultation, do not hesitate to contact our office today!

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