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How To File for Bankruptcy [Infographic]

The Bankruptcy Filing Process

Need to file for bankruptcy but not sure where to begin? The Law Offices of Robert M. Geller will help you understand bankruptcy and be at your side during the filing process. Please download our handy steps to filing for bankruptcy infographic.  The steps of filing bankruptcy infographic is also displayed at the end of this post.

Filing for Bankruptcy | Steps of the Bankruptcy Filing Process | Law Offices of Robert M. Geller

  1. Notify Creditors

    If and when creditors continue to contact you, let them know the Law Office of Robert M. Geller is representing you. Give them our firm’s contact information (unless our attorneys told you to do otherwise.)

  2. Provide Financial Information for Review

    We provide you a web link to the MyCase website along with a user ID and password that enables you to provide us with: Your personal details, property information, income, expenses, finances, assets, debts, yard sale values of all your property.

  3. Appointment with Your Bankruptcy Caseworker

    You’ll receive notification from your caseworker via email and MyCase Phone Appointment, along with your caseworker’s name and address.

  4. In-Office Signing Appointment

    Your caseworker will schedule your in-office signing appointment after you: submit all necessary documents, complete the credit counseling course, complete the online worksheets, pay the filing fee

  5. Bankruptcy Signing Appointment

    Signing appointments generally take two hours and include: Review of your petition, review other details of your case, signing of the petition, filing of the petition

  6. Step 6: Debtor’s Education Course

    Once the petition is filed, you must immediately complete the second of your two required bankruptcy education courses, the debtor’s education/financial management course.

  7. 341 Meeting

    You’ll receive notification from the court regarding the 341 meeting with the bankruptcy trustee. Meetings are typically scheduled approximately 30 days after your case has been filed. Our attorney will accompany you during the meeting.

  8. Step 8: Discharge

    Chapter 7: You will receive your discharge in about 60 to 90 days after the 341 meeting.

    Chapter 13:
    You will have to make your first trustee payment within 30 days of the signing date and every 30 days thereafter. You will receive your discharge once you have completed the planned payments, which should last about 30 to 60 months.

  9. Credit Rebuilding Program

    Once you receive your discharge, we will get in touch with you and sign you up for the 720 credit rebuilding program.

  10. Credit Report Review

    Approximately six months after you obtain discharge, you should order a copy of your credit report and schedule a meeting with us. Together we’ll review the report and ensure that all your accounts are shown as zero balance or discharged in bankruptcy.

Steps of the Bankruptcy Filing Process – Infographic

The Law Offices of Robert M. Geller makes it easy!

At the Bankruptcy law firm of Robert M. Geller our goal is to simplify the bankruptcy filing process as much as possible. We realize that you are seeking our support at a very stressful time in your life and we’ll be at your side from beginning to end. For more information or to get started with the bankruptcy filing process, contact the Law Offices of Robert M. Geller at (813) 254-5696 or schedule a bankruptcy consultation.

Please click here for your downloadable copy of the Steps of the Bankruptcy Filing Process

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