Los Angeles, CA asked in Bankruptcy for California

Q: What information do you require on a free consultation on bankruptcy? I need assistance asap.

I just became a cancer survivor still following up at the cancer center. I was on FMLA july 10 2018 thru Jan 2019.. return to work on Feb 2019 and just started a second job this month of May 2019. I'm struggling financially. I have my car and is behind on payments car insurance. Utilities..and rent. Husband lost his job and my parents get SSI. What is important when searching for a lawyer?

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Aaron Michael Lloyd
Aaron Michael Lloyd
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Hello,

Generally, you would want to gather your most recently filed tax return, 6 months of paystubs if applicable, and complete a credit counseling course that usually takes about 1 hour. If you would like to discuss more and how the process works I suggest scheduling a consultation with a bankruptcy attorney.

I hope this helps.

Thank you,

Aaron

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your most recently filed tax return, 6 months of paystubs or whatever you and a general idea of how you spend your money. If you want to keep the car you need to stay current on the payments. When searching for an attorney you should find someone who treats you right and has some experience. Good luck to you

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Harlene Miller
Harlene Miller
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: For a half hour no charge consultation, I require a monthly expense budget be completed (I provide a form); six months of paystubs and documents evidencing all income received from other sources if any; discussion will include assets (house, cars, etc.) which don't usually require documents but do require you to know info about your assets sufficient to discuss; amount of debt and type of creditors (tax issues?).

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