For those considering bankruptcy, it is normal to have questions and concerns. Many bankruptcy attorneys offer free initial consultations, giving you the opportunity to discuss your options in greater detail. Being fully prepared beforehand is the best way to make the most of your free bankruptcy consultation.
Below are some important tips on how to make the most of your free initial consultation with your bankruptcy attorney.
Have the proper documentation. It is important to come to your initial consultation with the necessary documentation. For a bankruptcy consultation, you should bring the following:
- Recent financial records (bank statements, bills, etc.)
- Deeds for property and vehicles (lease or purchase)
- Student loan documentation, if applicable
- Legal records
Ask questions. Ask your bankruptcy attorney to explain the bankruptcy process to you including the costs, fees, financial solutions and timelines. It is also important to learn more about your bankruptcy attorney and how they can best help you. Ask your attorney questions pertaining to their experience in the area of bankruptcy law and their firm’s case handling procedures. Many attorneys offer bankruptcy services as only a portion of their practice. Find an attorney who has dedicated their legal career to this area of law.
Stay Involved. In addition to asking questions, take notes. Make sure you fully understand your options and take this opportunity to discuss these with a qualified bankruptcy attorney. Remember that your consultation is confidential, so be completely forthcoming and candid with your attorney. If you are provided with documentation, take the initiative to make sure these forms are filled out as soon as possible.
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If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced Miami bankruptcy attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.