Pre-Bankruptcy Preparation And Considerations

Ensuring that you receive all of the benefits of bankruptcy requires that you take certain steps and consider certain issues, including:

Providing all relevant information and documentation — The bankruptcy court is going to need a complete picture of your finances. You will need to provide documentation regarding income, assets, bank accounts, debts and any lawsuits. Pay stubs, profit and loss statements, tax returns and other documents are going to help the court understand the state of your finances and why you should be granted a discharge of your debts. In my decades of practice, I have dealt with many complex consumer and business issues in bankruptcy. If you are running a business, I can help maximize your chances of continuing to operate the business through bankruptcy and increase your chance of success.

Pre-bankruptcy counseling — Before filing for bankruptcy, you will need to complete a pre-bankruptcy counseling course. The course is mandatory and must be provided by an approved nonprofit budget and counseling organization. This course can be either group or individual, and can be completed via telephone or on the Internet. My office can help you make the necessary arrangements to fulfill this requirement.

Bankruptcy fraud — Because bankruptcy fraud is a crime, it is essential that you work with a skilled and experienced bankruptcy attorney who can help you avoid costly mistakes. Concealment of assets, conflicts of interest, false claims, and fee fixing or redistribution arrangements are all issues that can create serious difficulties for you. Even unintended, innocent mistakes can create problems. I know this from personal experience because I have taken over representation of clients from other attorneys and have resolved the problems created by their former attorney's lack of experience. I know the right questions to ask to get the information that is required by the court. I have experience dealing with complex financial situations and the complexities that continuing to operate a business under bankruptcy can introduce to a case. I use my experienced guidance to help my clients build strong cases that avoid such costly errors.

Helping People Find Debt Relief

I am attorney Patrick D. West of Patrick D. West Law Firm, P.C. With more than 25 years of experience, I help my clients build highly effective bankruptcy filings that allow them to move forward with their lives. I know most of the people who come to me for help have been through some tough times. I do my best to take the worry off their minds and help them secure the fresh start they deserve.

Effective representation rarely occurs when you are meeting with a sales representative, secretary or legal assistant instead of an experienced attorney. When you call my firm to make an appointment, you will be meeting with me personally; not a sales representative, secretary or legal assistant.

The quality of the service I provide to my clients has been recognized multiple times, including being:

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers monthly magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Named as one of the Top Bankruptcy Attorneys in Tarrant County by Fort Worth, Texas magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Help Preparing For Bankruptcy Filing In Fort Worth, Dallas And The Surrounding Areas

Don't wait until the last minute. Pre-bankruptcy planning is smart and will help avoid unexpected problems that can arise without effective pre-bankruptcy planning. Let me help you make all necessary preparations for pursuing the debt relief you need and deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 817-989-6554 or contact my office online.

Ayudar a Preparar al Archivo por Bancarrota en Fort Worth, Dallas y Sus Arededores

No espere hasta el último minuto. La planificación previa a la bancarrota es inteligente y le ayudará a evitar problemas inesperados que pueden surgir sin una planificación eficaz previo a la quiebra. Déjame ayudarte a hacer todos los preparativos necesarios para la consecución de la reducción de la deuda que necesita y merece. Programar una consulta inicial gratuita en Español llamando al 214-428-2600 y pidiendo hablar con Anita. La representación efectiva rara vez se produce cuando se va a reunir con un representante de ventas, secretaria o asistente legal en lugar de un abogado con experiencia. Cuando usted llama mi empresa para hacer una cita, usted se reunirá conmigo personalmente; no es un representante de ventas, secretaria o asistente legal.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.