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Things to Consider Before or Just After Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In my experience as a Waco bankruptcy lawyer, here are some (but not all) points to consider before or just after filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

  • Do not make large, unusual purchases on your credit cards for items that would be considered unnecessary prior to filing for bankruptcy. I tend to tell clients not to buy a big plasma TV just before filing bankruptcy. It didn't work for Homer Simpson from The Simpsons and it will not work for you.
  • Make a budget. If funds are limited, discuss the problem with your bankruptcy attorney.
  • Attend all meeting when scheduled. These meetings may have deadlines associated with them, which if not met can result in delay or dismissal (the failure) of your case.
  • Provide your attorney with all documents they require as soon as possible.
  • Don't take money from your 401(k) or any other type of retirement account in order to pay bills prior to filing bankruptcy unless you speak to your bankruptcy attorney first.
  • Don't sell or transfer any assets or money to other parties without consulting with your bankruptcy attorney first.
  • Discuss any concerns you have with your bankruptcy attorney. You hired them to help you so use them.

  If you are drowning in debt and considering bankruptcy assistance, we can help! Call today at 254-633-2876 or email me at info@thekehllawfirm.com for a free, no-obligation consultation to explore your options. Let my family help yours!

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