What Steps Should I Take to Begin the Bankruptcy Process in Atlanta, Georgia?

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy and want to learn about the bankruptcy process in Atlanta, Georgia, the first and most important step is to consult with a qualified bankruptcy attorney. Although debtors are not required to hire a lawyer to file bankruptcy in Georgia, it is probably not the best idea to file bankruptcy without one. Therefore, in my Atlanta, Georgia bankruptcy practice, I gladly meet with potential clients to discuss whether bankruptcy is a suitable option for them, based on their individual financial circumstances.

Bankruptcy Process in Atlanta, Georgia

In the initial bankruptcy consultation of my Atlanta, Georgia bankruptcy practice, I ask potential clients to bring the following documents.

  1. A completed bankruptcy intake questionnaire, which I send to each potential client;
  2. Copies of paychecks showing 60 days of income for every wage earner in the household;
  3. A copy of income tax returns for the past four years;
  4. Records of any additional income;
  5. Any correspondence from creditors, including mortgage companies;
  6. Letters from debt collection agencies or other attorneys involving debts or law suits;
  7. Any documents regarding alimony, maintenance or child support payments; and 8) Any documents regarding judgments, liens or garnishments.

Although gathering this information may seem like an overwhelming task, it is an important one because these documents help me access how bankruptcy can best benefit your specific case. And, the good news is that many of my clients find the experience to be less stressful and traumatic than they had anticipated.

Get Legal Guidance for the Bankruptcy Process in Atlanta, Georgia

If you are considering filing bankruptcy in Atlanta, Georgia and would like to discuss how bankruptcy can benefit you, please contact The Law Offices of Charles Clapp at (404) 585-0040 for a free initial consultation.


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