A bankruptcy attorney gets you through bankruptcy like a light gets you through a dark cavern.
Attempting to get through the bankruptcy process without a bankruptcy attorney would be akin to spelunking in a dark cave without a light. Instead of worrying about stubbing your toe on a stalagmite or getting hit in the noggin by a stalactite, you run the risk of unfavorable results and potentially criminal charges because you made a misstep that is considered fraudulent. At Bennett Guthrie PLLC, we handle every case with the personal attention it deserves so you can be confident that your bankruptcy attorney will keep you safe from the potential pitfalls related to bankruptcy law.
The first thing your bankruptcy attorney will do is discuss your financial obligations and determine if bankruptcy is a viable option for your situation. You’ll get the guidance you need regarding whether now is the right time to file or if you need to resolve some concerns beforehand. For example, if you inadvertently recently paid on loans from family members, you’ll need to either get the money back or wait to file, or the trustee could reach out to them and take the money back. There are no secrets in bankruptcy, so if you’ve attempted to hide some assets, before filing is the time to resolve that or you could face fines, jail, or both. These are just a couple of aspects of bankruptcy law your bankruptcy attorney will go over with you. You will be given a clear picture of what you can and cannot do that can help or harm your case.
We are happy to schedule an appointment with clients in the Lexington, North Carolina area who want to learn more about bankruptcy. We recommend meeting with a bankruptcy attorney before you file and as much ahead of filing as possible so you can know your options clearly and make the best decisions for your future.