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What to Bring to First Bankruptcy Meeting

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What should I bring to my first meeting with a bankruptcy attorney?

The experienced Winchester bankruptcy attorneys at Stewart & Stewart are ready to help you get past your financial problems and past a bankruptcy. Bring the following to your first meeting so that we will be able to assess your situation and determine the best next steps:

  • A copy of your most recent paystub
  • A copy of your tax returns for the last two years
  • A list of your monthly expenses
  • A list of your creditors, including addresses and phone numbers, the amount that you owe each one and any security on those accounts
  • A copy of your current credit report available for free through

Information you will need to complete your paperwork

  • A list of your real property ― your interest in the property plus the current value and amount of any secured claim
  • A list of any current contracts or unexpired leases, whether lessor or lessee ― listing the names and addresses of any co-debtors on any accounts and names and addresses of any creditors on those accounts
  • The name and address of your employer, your occupation and how long you have worked for this employer
  • A list of any lawsuits or administrative proceedings in the year prior to your bankruptcy filing
  • A description of any and all property seized, garnished, attached, repossessed, foreclosed or returned during the preceding year
  • A list of any property assigned for the benefit of creditors within the last 120 days
  • An accounting of any property that has been in the hands of a receiver, custodian or court-appointed official during the prior year
  • A list of any gifts or charitable contributions you made in the last year
  • Losses from fire, theft, casualty or gambling during the last year
  • Payments related to debt counseling or bankruptcy within the last year
  • Details of any property transferred during the two years immediately preceding filing
  • A list of any financial accounts closed, sold or transferred within the past year
  • A list of safe-deposit boxes (along with locations and contents) held presently or within the past year
  • An accounting of any property held or controlled by the debtor for another person
  • All addresses you lived at during the last three years
  • Nature, name and location of any businesses you owned during the past six years
  • Statement of income from other sources, including alimony or maintenance
  • A list of any payments made to creditors during the past 90 days

Take that first step in getting debt relief in Winchester, Tennessee

If you are ready to file for bankruptcy or to explore other means of debt relief, call Stewart & Stewart at 931-967-4303 or contact us online to set up a free and confidential consultation.

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    300 South College Street
    Winchester, Tennessee 37398
    Phone: 931-967-4303
    Fax: 931-967-4368