You have just filed your bankruptcy case, and now you are on pins and needles. You’ve gotten all the paperwork together, answered all our “lawyer questions”, and filed all of your schedules with the court. What happens now?
Actually – not much… Most of the work has already been done at this point.
It is important to stay engaged, though. You do not want to hand everything to your attorney and then go silent.
We get the “what next?” question all the time, so we thought we would put together this list of 5 things to do AFTER you have filed your bankruptcy case.
1. Ask us questions
If you don’t understand something, let us know – there are no stupid questions! Let us know you are confused and we will take the time to explain things.
2. Open all your mail
Most of our clients are tired of collection notices, so they are not quick to open their mail. Make sure you are opening everything so you will see anything we send to you. We will send you a copy of everything so you know what is going on and what we are doing for you.
3. Respond quickly
If we ask you for information or any documents, don’t make us wait. Bankruptcy cases typically move pretty quickly, so we do not want a delay to complicate your case.
4. Keep us posted
Major life events can affect a bankruptcy case. If you have changed jobs, lost your job, had a major accident, or moved, you need to let us know.
5. Don’t worry!
Bankruptcy is confusing and scary – but our staff does this all the time. We have years of experience with bankruptcy cases, and most cases have no unexpected complications.
We are always here to help! If you have any questions or concerns, or you just need something explained, give us a call at 214-760-7777 and we will explain whatever you need.