How to Prepare for Bankruptcy

Gather Your Information and Stop Incurring Debt

After much thought and even more stress, you have made the decision to file for bankruptcy. Now, the work begins for everyone, including you. Preparation for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 filing is key.

While we are attentive to all the details of your bankruptcy filing, we ask for due diligence on your part as well. The success of your case hinges on the accurate information you provide us. Contact us at 425-374-1691 or 866-415-1705 to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.

Bankruptcy Help Starts with Information From You

Income history is paramount in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing. Those who receive a paycheck need to provide the last six months of pay stubs. Small business owners and self-employed professionals need to provide their most recently filed tax return, a profit and loss statement, and bank statements for the last six months.

If You Are Seeking Bankruptcy Help, Stop Using Credit

At the office of Ken Schneider, Attorney at Law, we advise our clients that debts incurred shortly before filing bankruptcy may not be dischargeable. If you are considering filing bankruptcy, do not incur any additional debt before first consulting with an attorney.

Completing Your Financial Picture with Tax Returns

In a Chapter 7 you do not need to have all of your tax returns filed. However, you will be required to provide your income information for the two years prior to your bankruptcy. In a Chapter 13, if all of your tax returns are not filed before your bankruptcy you will have a limited time after the bankruptcy is filed to prepare your unfiled tax returns.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule a free 30 minute consultation with an experienced lawyer regarding bankruptcy help, please contact us.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.