Free Bankruptcy Consultation
To receive a free bankruptcy consultation call our bankruptcy attorney at (916) 596-1018. Our bankruptcy attorney offers phone consultations Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 6 PM.
What should I ask the bankruptcy attorney?
You can ask any questions you have concerning debts, assets, bankruptcy, credit repair, finances or any topic you think may be related to bankruptcy. Most clients are concerned about what will happen to their property in chapter 7 bankruptcy. Often a car with equity is the most valuable possession our clients have, and protecting that vehicle is very important. Our attorney can tell you how your property will be treated in bankruptcy.
Should I be prepared to answer a particular question?
The attorney will usually begin the consultation by asking you to tell your story of how you got into debt. This is your opportunity to share which debts are of particular concern. The attorney may ask you some additional questions as he identifies any problems with your case.
How long does the consultation take?
Most initial consultations last 20 to 40 minutes. Sometimes when you hire the attorney the consultation will take an additional 10 minutes as the attorney processes your initial payment and orders your 3-source credit report. The length varies by the case and difficulty.
Should I bring a checkbook?
Yes. If you want to hire the attorney after the consultation you should bring a checkbook or cash. Once your payment is received the attorney will begin working on your case. It is office policy to not begin working on a case until the initial payment has been received, so be sure to bring a checkbook if you want to begin your bankruptcy right away.
How much will my bankruptcy cost?
This is the question that cannot be answered until the end of the initial consultation. Simply put, every case is different. Complex cases naturally cost more since they require significant attorney involvement; likewise, simple cases cost less. The final cost of your bankruptcy will include the attorney fee, filing fee, credit report, credit counseling and personal financial management course. The attorney will help you understand the total cost of your bankruptcy at the end of the consultation.