1. GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTSThis one takes the most work. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition consists of about 75-90 pages of documents. These documents contain information about your income, assets, expenses, debts, and financial transactions. The amount of information required is extensive.
If your Bankrutpcy lawyer asks you to provide informaiton such as dates/dollar amounts, do your best to provide the actual informaiton. Bankruptcy cannot be performed on guesses and assumptions. If I ask you when did you sell the car and for how much...your answer should be "August, 2012 for $3,800 to Jim Bob"...not...."Well, I think two or three years ago for about 3 bills"
The more information I have the better your bankrutpcy will go. But you knew that already, just gathering the documents and providing my office with everything will allow us to protect your assets and have a clear picture of the whole situation.
2. DISCLOSE EVERYTHING.....Remember, there is such thing as Lawyer-Client privledge. Please remember that when I ask you about your assets. If I do not know about them I cannot do my job properly and protect them.
There are many ways to protect assets, but again, this is assuming you told me about them. Disclose, Disclose, Disclose.......and Disclose.