The Importance Of Planning For Your Bankruptcy
What you do before you file bankruptcy can have a significant impact on your case and could cost you down the line. Before attempting to juggle your assets yourself, make sure you talk to a bankruptcy attorney about your options. People who give away or otherwise try to conceal possessions in an effort to protect them can run into trouble with the court.
At Miller & Miller Law, LLC, our attorneys work with you on bankruptcy planning to help you avoid costly mistakes. We will evaluate your individual situation and provide you with options, explaining the pros and cons so you can make the choice that is best for you and your family.
Our firm is known for our quality, efficiency and speed in getting your bankruptcy petitions filed and putting a stop to creditor harassment. Stopping creditor harassment is our No. 1 goal. However, our ability to help you quickly also depends upon you.
How To Make The Most Of Your First Visit With Your Bankruptcy Attorney
The more information you can bring to us during your first visit, the better idea we’ll have on how to advise you. Take a few moments to read about what your first visit with us will be like and what documents will be helpful to have with you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office in Milwaukee at 414-326-9231 or toll free at 866-678-9352.
What We Review Prior To Your Filing
In the pre-bankruptcy planning stage of your case, we need to gain an accurate picture of your debt-to-income ratio. In some cases, you may not need to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. You may be able to take advantage of one of the alternatives to filing. To see clearly where you stand, we must examine your income, your living expenses and other related costs.
Together, we will take stock of your assets and advise you on how to proceed. In some cases, it is better to wait to file for bankruptcy, particularly if you are making an above-average income or if you will be in danger of losing an asset you wish to keep. We will work hard to make sure that we protect all your assets. Our goal is to discharge your debt without you losing any of your assets.
Preparing For Our First Meeting
The more prepared you are to discuss your financial situation, living expenses and total monthly expenses, the better prepared we can be to discuss your options. When you come to Miller & Miller Law, LLC, to discuss your case, please bring with you:
- Your tax returns for the last two years
- Your last paycheck stub and an idea of what your gross income has been for the six months preceding your meeting with one of our lawyers
- An informal list of bills
- Knowledge of what is owed on your home and its value
- For the self-employed — we would like to know what your business income and expenses have been for the six months preceding your meeting
Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Forms
Please fill out this form and bring it to your first meeting with one of our lawyers.
Client Confidential Questionnaire — This is a great form for you to fill out. This will help us to know as much about your situation as possible so we can help you at our first meeting. (PDF format)
Relying Upon Our Efficiency
By utilizing our knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, we are able to help you know exactly where you stand. This knowledge is just what you need in order to have the bankruptcy process run smoothly. We like to tell our clients exactly what is happening from decision-making to keeping them informed throughout the process and filing. We are here to help you gather the information needed to get your case filed fast.
Let Us Talk About Your Options For Eliminating Your Debt
Discover the difference that having a caring and compassionate local attorney can make in handling your bankruptcy and debt relief issues. Contact Miller & Miller Law, LLC, online today to schedule a free initial consultation to determine what options may be best for you and your family.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.