The first step in filing for bankruptcy is preparing your bankruptcy petition and the schedules and other materials that must be filed with the petition. Your Newburgh bankruptcy lawyer will need you to gather a number of documents so that he or she can prepare your bankruptcy filing.It’s a good idea to begin to gather these documents now if you are even thinking about bankruptcy. The more organized you are, the more quickly your attorney can prepare your filing should you decide to proceed with bankruptcy. Below is a checklist that will help.
Before you meet with your Newburgh bankruptcy attorney it is helpful to gather as many of these documents as possible. Make copies of all documents to protect yourself in the rare event that the documents are lost.
Your Newburgh bankruptcy attorney will also ask you to list all assets you currently have in your possession. If you have any doubt about whether you should list the asset, err on the side of including too much. You may also want to begin saving receipts for items you purchase.Failing to provide information regarding your financial situation can adversely affect your bankruptcy case. For example, you should not intentionally exclude information from the petition. If the bankruptcy court discovers that you have intentionally excluded information or hidden assets, the court may decide to dismiss your bankruptcy petition. However, if you honestly forget to include an asset or debt, you can later amend the bankruptcy petition.
When you are having financial problems, time is of the utmost importance. Take the first step to gain control over your finances by contacting Newburgh bankruptcy lawyer as soon as you miss credit card payments or your business starts to fail. To arrange for a free consultation, complete the case submission form on this page, email us, or call us.
Areas Served:We handle bankruptcy cases through the mid-Hudson Valley including these counties and communities. Counties: Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Westchester. Communities: Arlington, Beacon, Haverstraw, Middletown, Monsey, Mount Kisco, New City, Newburgh, Ossining, Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Suffern, West Haverstraw.