What to expect: Free bankruptcy consultation
You will meet with an attorney at your initial consultation
Some other law firms have you meet with an assistant or paralegal first. With these firms, you may not even meet your attorney until your first court date. We feel it is important to meet face to face, so you can shake hands with the person who will actually represent you and get to know them. Most importantly, a paralegal or assistant cannot properly assess your options and advise you about the pros and cons of the bankruptcy process.
You will receive advice specific to your situation
Most people have a general idea of how bankruptcy works, but do not fully understand how it applies to them. This leads to misunderstandings about who can file for bankruptcy, which debts are eligible for discharge, and what happens with property and belongings. The initial consultation is our chance to clarify bankruptcy laws and how they apply to you and your specific situation. We will discuss your goals and priorities, and outline the different options available to accomplish them.
You will not file bankruptcy at your initial consultation
Under certain circumstances (foreclosure, repossession, garnishments), we can file a bankruptcy case immediately following the consultation. However, we normally encourage our clients to take the time to consider their different options. We understand that filing bankruptcy is a big decision that should not be entered into without advice and consideration. We want our clients to be comfortable with both the case they are filing and the attorney representing them before going forward with filing.
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Other Frequently Asked Questions:
- Can a Chapter 7 bankruptcy save my home from foreclosure?
- Can bankruptcy help my credit score?
- Can bankruptcy help with my income tax obligation?
- Can bankruptcy protect my workers compensation settlement funds?
- Can I discharge my old tax debt in bankruptcy?
- Can I file for social security disability while I’m still working?
- Can I receive workers compensation benefits if I was injured before or after clocking out?
- Can I save my home by filing bankruptcy?
- Can my re-enlistment bonus be discharged in bankruptcy?
- Can the bankruptcy trustee in my case seize the funds in my bank account?
- Chapter 13 Basics
- Chapter 7 Basics
- Get help filing your income tax returns — for free!
- How can I stop debt collectors from harassing me and my family?
- How do I decide if bankruptcy is necessary?
- How do I know if bankruptcy is the right choice for me?
- How does the foreclosure process work in Georgia?
- How long must I live in this area before I can file bankruptcy here?
- I cosigned a debt for a friend and now he won’t pay. What can I do?
- I was fired after being hurt on the job. Can I still file for workers compensation?
- I was injured at work. Can I sue my employer?
- I was terminated from my job after a work injury. Now my condition has worsened. What are my options?
- I’m considering filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Do I have to include all my debts?
- I’m starting to think I may have to file for bankruptcy. Where do I start?
- Mortgage and debt relief for active military personnel
- My car has been repossessed. Can bankruptcy help me get it back?
- My Chapter 13 case was dismissed. Can I file a new case and protect my property?
- My doctor released me to light duty, but my employer is insisting I do more strenuous work. What should I do?
- My ex assumed our joint debts as part of our divorce settlement. Now he’s filed bankruptcy. What can I do?
- My house is being foreclosed – What can I do?
- My workers comp doctor has released me to light duty work. Can my employer cut off my weekly benefits?
- My workers compensation doctor says I can return to work, but I can’t do the job. What can I do?
- Ripped off by a debt settlement company?
- Social security benefits — Can a creditor garnish my bank account and seize my social security funds?
- The trustee has filed a motion to dismiss my Chapter 13 case. What are my options?
- What can I do to improve my credit score?
- What to expect: First credit counseling course
- What to expect: Free bankruptcy consultation
- What to expect: Second credit counseling course
- What to expect: Your next appointment
- When is my bankruptcy case closed by the court? Is it possible to reopen the case?
- Where would my bankruptcy case be filed, and where would the hearings be held?
- Will paying off an old debt raise my credit score?