The bankruptcy process is procedural. The attorneys at our firm will walk you through every step of the process. We will first help determine what type of bankruptcy is best for you — Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Once that is determined, we will gather information about your financial situation and begin the process of filing for bankruptcy. A bankruptcy trustee is assigned to your case, and they will assist with certain parts of the bankruptcy process.
Important parts of the filing process include:
- Disclosing all debts and assets
- Completing credit counseling (two parts)
- Appearing at the meeting of creditors (likely one time)
While it is not required that you work with a lawyer for your bankruptcy, it is strongly encouraged that you retain competent legal counsel. The process for filing is specific and just one error could prevent you from receiving a discharge or being able to file at all in the future. A competent lawyer understands the specific deadlines and knows how to prepare the petition, statements, and schedules so that your case will likely be approved by the bankruptcy court. You can count on the team at Woodruff Law offices to help you through this process.
Whether you’re filing for bankruptcy or trying to rebuild your financial future, Woodruff Law offices guides you through the process from start to finish. We meet with you for an initial free consultation and determine the best course of action for your specific, individual needs.
Start to the right of this page to get started with our 3-step guide for the bankruptcy process.