It has probably been a while since you have been thinking about going bankrupt. This is not usually a decision that one makes quickly. In order to prepare for a bankruptcy there are several things you need to do or at least consider.
The first thing you want to do is make sure you have no other options. Chances are you have tried to work out a deal with your creditors but they are not too receptive to this. You may not want to resort to asking family and friends to help you with your financial problem.
Once you have decided that bankruptcy is the best step for you then you want to find an experienced Dallas bankruptcy attorney that handles this type of law for the state you are filing bankruptcy in. the laws for bankruptcy are different according to each state so you want legal counsel that is familiar with this.
Once you have made this step you won’t feel quite so lost as to how to go about your bankruptcy. You will have to determine which form of bankruptcy you qualify for. This is usually either a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy.
There will be a lot of forms that need to be filled in so you should gather all of the pertinent documentation that will help you with this, and also that which needs to be filed with the courts. During the bankruptcy there will be some requirements placed on you to attend some meeting, which your legal counsel will explain and prepare you for.