Guy Vining, a bankruptcy attorney, in metro-Detroit, maintains his office in Taylor, Michigan where he serves the local communities of Monroe, South Rockwood, Newport, Carelton, Berlin Township, Hamburg Township, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown Township, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Southgate, Riverview, Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Westland, Wyandotte, Wayne, and Ecorse. If you or a family memeber or friend would like a no obligation no cost consultation/financial analysis, just call Guy Vining of Vining Law Group, PLC to schedule a meeting.
In this part 3 of essentials in hiring your bankruptcy attorney or lawyer Guy Vining will futher explain why it is tremendously important to use care in hiring your bankruptcy attorney. As earlier indicated do not be ashamed to actually interview your prospective bankruptcy attorney. Afterall, its your financial life which is at stake and you deserve to have a bankruptcy lawyer who is both knowlegeable and also personable. In other words, legal bankruptcy counsel with whom you can trust to handle your matter in a competent manner and also who you like working with.
6. At your initial meeting [ or before if you like ] you should be given a number of very important documents and discuss them at least in a general way. Keep in mind that a bankruptcy attorney’s time is precious, as is yours, and so many attorneys do not discuss at an initial meeting everything in great detail but deffer detailed anaylsis or discussion until they are actually retained [ hired ]. At the Vinig Law Group, PLC at every initial conference, however, the prospective client is given a number of important items to help them to assist in preparing their case and thinking through their finances. You should ask any bankruptcy attorney you interview to provide with at least the following items: 527 disclosures, checklist for required documents and detailed questionaire form.
7. The 527 disclosure forms are actually required by the Bankruptcy Code. In the recent reformation of the Bankruptcy Code the US Congress determined that consumers MUST be give and sign to acknowlege receipt of these forms. These disclosures set forth many of your rights and also your obligations in filing for a bankruptcy. These are very detailed and can not be covered in the brief space of this posting but a few important areas follow. Among other things, the 527 disclosures cover the distinctions between common bankruptcy chapters. These chapters are outlined in a general way, the concept of a discharge in bankruptcy and what it means to you, options avalible other than bankruptcy, the need for absolute accuracy and honesty in the preparation of bankruptcy schedules, proper methods of valuation of property in your individual case and many, many other items are covered. At the Vining Law Group, PLC it is the practice to give out this material whether we are hired or not as it is important information for you to have. Generally, Guy Vining will discuss these items briefly and then if retained will answer any specific questions regarding the 527 disclosures at your second meeting with him. Make sure that you receive a copy of these important disclosures either before or at the time of your first appointment with your bankruptcy lawyer or bankruptcy attorney. They will be invaluable to you in understanding your rights and obligations.
8. Your bankruptcy attorney should also give you a detailed checklist of what paper work is required from you to file a bankruptcy case. The practice at Vining Law Group, PLC is provide the same free of charge upon the asking or at the first meeting for a no cost consultation. You will find that most bankruptcy attorneys will have their own form of a checklist and will or should provide the same for you at no cost. These materials are essential and I repeat essential. If you file your bankruptcy case without having all the needed paper work your case might become a great deal more expensive as your attorney may need to get involved to obtain the same for you or repeated meetings of creditors may be required. In extreme cases your bankruptcy petition could even be dismissed because under the Bankruptcy Code you have an absolute duty to provide certain information and to cooperate with the trustee that is appointed to administer your estate. Under most circumstances it is the recomendation of the Vining Law Group, PLC that you do not file a bankruptcy petition until all your paper work is in order…why take a chance at something so important? Moreover, thes e documents may become extremely important in determing what your property consists of and what you can exempt [ keep ]. finally, certain documents may need to be anaylzed by your bankruptcy attorney so thet the property can be appropriately classiifed and scheduled on your bankruptcy schedules. Guy Vining will be pleased to discuss with you the documents which are required to successfully complete your bankruptcy.
9. At your initial, no charge consultation at the Vining Law Group, PLC, its principal, Guy Vining, will also give you a detailed questionaire to complete. We call this your homework and indeed it is not easy for most folks. What’s the expression: no pain, no gain? This ” homework” must be completed as the bankruptcy process is meticulous and a good bankruptcy attorney will not file sloppy or incomplete schedules. Most bankruptcy attorneys will also provide with some document which is similar to help you help the bankruptcy lawyer help you. You see the bankruptcy petition is a series of schedules which identifies you as an individual, accounts for all of your assets, all of your liabilities, determines which items of property you wish to retain [ exempt ] and describes in great detail all of your recent income and financial affairs. Most bankruptcy attorneys have some questionaires avaliable to assist in the preparation of the schedules which need to be filed with the court. If you would like to obtain one to see what is entailed before an initial no cost meeting Guy Vining will be pleased to make the same avaliable to you. If you retain Vining Law Group, PLC, Guy Vining is most pleased to help with areas on the questionaire which you find to be difficult or complicated.
As earlier indicated when choosing your bankruptcy lawyer do not hestitate to ask a lot of questions concerning the bankruptcy attorney’s experience, philosophy of practice and about the tye of attorney client relationship that you can expect. Guy Vining has been a life long resident of the metro-Detroit so-called downriver area and has been of service to hundreds and hundreds of clients in multiple legal areas and has dedicated his professional practice to helping others. If you have any questions please feel free to emai or call Mr. Vining.