What Happens at an Initial Consultation at Rothschild & Ausbrooks?

Making the decision that you need to consider filing for bankruptcy relief is often a hard thing to do. Quite often people are very afraid when they come to our office and don't know what to expect. They fear that they will be judged or will lose all of the assets that they have worked so hard to accumulate. However, this is not the case.

When you first schedule an appointment, you will be sent some checklists detailing information that you will need to gather, along with an intake form where you will list your name and contact information. The information that we need is primarily paycheck stubs, tax returns, and asset and debt information. You also will be sent some reading materials regarding bankruptcy that Congress requires every person contemplating bankruptcy to read and sign.

When you come in, you will be greeted by our receptionist who will make sure that you have completed the intake form and signed the required disclosure statements.

You will then meet with a paralegal who will gather information on your income, monthly living expenses, debts and assets. Once this information is compiled, you will then meet with an attorney who will review all of this financial information, ask you what your financial goals and objectives are, and then will explain the differences between the types of bankruptcy relief available based on our income, expenses, debts, assets and your objectives.

If you decide to file, you will be required to complete a credit counseling session with an agency that has been approved by the United States Trustee. You would then also retain this office to file a bankruptcy for you. Afterwards, this office will complete your Bankruptcy Petition and file it with the Court. Our goal at Rothschild & Ausbrooks is to help our client make an informed decision about their best options for dealing with their debts, and then assisting the client in implementing that decision.