You’ve finally made the decision to file for bankruptcy or divorce. Now it’s time to go to your consultation- here’s how to get the most out of your free consultation:
Preparation is the key word. Being prepared saves you money.
To get the most out of your free consultation you should make yourself familiar with the subject matter and the legal process to the best of your ability; focus on knowing your financial information. A lawyer can give you extensive legal advice/analyze your legal issues during a consultation. If you are “Lawyer Shopping,” you will want to make your consultation as efficient as possible especially if you are paying the lawyer for their time.
It would also be a good idea to write down your questions before the consultation so you don’t miss anything you want to discuss.
Having a thorough understanding of your assets/liabilities is the single most important part of a Family or Bankruptcy consultation (other than a parenting plan.) At a consultation you should be able to paint an overall picture to your lawyer at your initial consultation of how you much you owe on your car, house, and lines of credit. Know the terms of your mortgage and car loan.
It could also be helpful to pull your credit report before coming to the consultation. You can do so for free, annually, in the following link: www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling 877-322-8228.
Remember- be prepared!
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