A great bankruptcy experience is accomplished when your attorney is thorough and takes the time to get to know the ins and outs of your case on an extremely detailed level. There’s a relatively easy way to tell whether an attorney has taken the time to prepare and get to know your case.
A little over a month after you file your bankruptcy you will attend what we lawyers refer to as a 341 meeting. This meeting is with a trustee appointed by the United States Trustee’s Office which is under the direction of the United States Department of Justice. In that meeting, the trustee will ask you questions under oath about your case. There will be between 8 and 20 other people in the room, as these meetings are public. Generally, the other people present are individuals just like you who have filed bankruptcy and their attorneys. Time and time again, a debtor filing bankruptcy is subjected to very difficult questions by a trustee. Often times, the reason the client is being treated in this manner is because the attorney did not prepare well enough and does not know the case on an “extremely detailed” level.
Clients waiting their turn and watching as these individuals fall victim to lazy lawyering get nervous. However, you need not worry because of the level of preparation we put into each and every case. I can’t promise you that tough questions won’t be asked in that meeting. However, I can promise you that because of our “extremely detailed approach” you will not be a victim of one of the “high volume” practices that sees you merely as another retainer paid. Give us a call today for a free consultation.