Congratulations on your decision to take control of your finances and to start the bankruptcy process. This process can be complex and time consuming, but the sooner you get started, the sooner you will be free from harassing phone calls and the threat of repossessions, foreclosure, and potential lawsuits; and the sooner you will be on your way to financial freedom.
At JPS, we have experience in helping debtors navigate the complexities of this process. We can help you make the initial determination as to whether bankruptcy is the right option for you, and, if so, what bankruptcy chapter is the right chapter for you to file under. If you retain JPS, we will counsel you on the entire process and what you can expect. We will work with you to collect and organize all the required information for your bankruptcy petition. The bankruptcy petition requires the attachment of multiple detailed documents. With the information you provide us, we will complete and file these documents for you. We will counsel you on the role of the trustee and what you will need to provide to the trustee. We will meet with you before the Creditors’ Meeting to help you understand what to expect, and we will attend the Creditors’ Meeting with you. Depending on the complexity of your particular case, we can assist you in whatever matters that my come up in your bankruptcy case, including such things as stripping the lien from your second mortgage, responding to creditors' objections to the plan, responding to creditors attempts to get a waiver of the automatic stay, etc.
The first step in this process is simple, and it is free. In order to get started, you will need to provide us with certain information concerning your finances, your income, your expenses and your property. Once we receive this information, someone from our office will contact you to discuss the details of your particular case and to discuss whether bankruptcy might be the right choice for you. In the meantime, it will be important that you collect certain information and supporting documentation that we will need in order to file your bankruptcy petition. If you decide to pursue a bankruptcy with us, you will be assured of quality, professional service by a licensed California bankruptcy attorney. Our rates are reasonable, and we have payment plans available for those who might need it.
For your free initial consultation, please fill out the form below, and someone from our office will contact you.
Additional Information and Documentation
For Your Bankruptcy Petition
After the initial consultation, in order to file your bankruptcy petition, we will need additional financial information and supporting documentation. Please start gathering this information.
This information includes:
Complete list of all your creditors.
Information on your income and assets. (We will provide you with forms to help you gather this information.)
Information on your expenses and liabilities. (We will provide you with forms to help you gather this information.)
General information for both the debtor and any co-debtor. (We will provide you with a form to help you gather this information.)
Federal tax returns for the past three years.
Bank statements for the 6 months prior to the date of filing the petition.
Various other information and documentation that we will explain during the consultation.
For Us To Represent You
In order to represent you, we will also need to execute the Attorney/Client Retainer and Fee Agreement. (We will provide you with the Agreement.)
We look forward to helping you with your bankruptcy matter and to getting you back on your way to financial health.