Getting organized before you meet with your bankruptcy lawyer can save you time and money. There are a few things you can do to get ready and be prepared before the meeting. Being informed will help you understand your bankruptcy case and the process will be less stressful.
Gather Your Financial Information
Having all your financial information printed out and in one place will allow your lawyer to see what debt you owe in regards to the income you receive and form the best plan for you. Having it all printed and in one place also allows you to see if you are missing anything and if you will need to contact any other companies to get the financial information you need to proceed with your bankruptcy case.
Questions to Ask
You will probably think of many questions when you are considering bankruptcy, and if you write down the items when they come to you, you will be less likely to forget any of them when you meet with your attorney. Having a running list can also remind you of other possible questions or scenarios you would like to know the answer to. Keep this list easily accessible in a folder along with any documents you have itemizing your debt and income.
Have a Basic Knowledge of Different Bankruptcies
If you understand the basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 and even Chapter 11 if you have a business, you will be less likely to feel lost when talking with your attorney. Being aware of the different options you may have will help your attorney determine what is the best choice for your situation.
When you are ready to meet with a Dayton bankruptcy attorney, you will probably be advised about what type of information to bring for the meeting. By being informed and prepared you will be more comfortable with the meeting and the rest of the bankruptcy process.