What information do I need to bring?
Information to bring for your initial consultation:
In order to efficiently, and correctly, prepare your bankruptcy documents, you will need to provide us with a lot of very specific information. Please print the list of items to gather for the consult and print and fill out the intake form by clicking on the PDF icons on this page. Once scheduled, bring the completed form and the requested items to your meeting with Lisa and together you can decide what is best for you. The more info you put in front of her, the better she can inform you what your best options are. This will make your consultation even more effective. Please obtain a current credit report before coming in for your consultation. A recently enacted law entitles anyone to 1 FREE credit report per year from each of the national credit reporting agencies. Simply log onto www.annualcreditreport.com for a free credit report. We have found a credit report to be helpful in the preparation of bankruptcy petitions and we strongly encourage you to get a current report.
So, what happens next
If, after your initial consultation with Lisa, you decide to retain this office to represent you, we will immediately go to work preparing all the necessary papers to file your case. Once the petition is ready, we will contact you to arrange for you to sign the papers. Once you have signed, Lisa will review the papers one last time, sign them and the case will be filed with the bankruptcy court. About a month later you will have to attend a mandatory meeting which Lisa will attend with you. At that meeting, the trustee assigned to administer your case is required to check photo ID and proof of social security number so be sure to have one of the following acceptable ID’s with you: driver’s license, passport, state ID card etc. Proof of social security number is social security card, W-2 form, or paycheck stub with name and social security number on it. About 60 days after your meeting (in most cases) the court will enter a discharge and your case will be complete.
Need to Reinstate Your Drivers License?
The following is a list of items needed which will allow you to get your driver’s license reinstated through a bankruptcy filing:
1. Driving abstract from the Department of Motor Vehicles;
2. A print out of your tickets from both the District and Municipal Courts;
3. If your tickets are from out of town Courts, we will need to adjudicate them with Olympia, which takes about 2 weeks.
Once your case is filed, you will be able to take a packet we prepare for you to the District and Municipal Courts and get ADJUDICATION SLIPS. These will allow you to get your driver’s license the same day provided there are no other requirements. As stated above, out of town courts adjudicated with Olympia will take about two weeks.