What is the Timeline for Bankruptcy?

Our goal is to get you through the bankruptcy process quick and smooth.  Complicated cases can make the process go longer, but here is a general idea of the events that take place from now until the end:

1- Free Initial Consultation;

2- Barring the need to file an emergency petition, we will take about a week getting your
petition ready to file;

3- Before we file, we will have another meeting with you to review the petition and sign it
(be patient at this meeting, petitions are 50-100 pages long and require multiple signatures);

4- A few days after we file, we will get a notice from the Court setting the date and time for
your first court hearing, which is called the 341 Meeting of Creditors;

5- About a week after we file, you’ll get a letter from the trustee appointed over your case,
​the letter will ask you to send the trustee some information;

6- About a month after we file, we’ll attend the 341 Meeting of Creditors at the court house;​

7- Assuming all has gone smoothly, 60 to 90 days after the Meeting of Creditors, the Court will issue a discharge, which eliminates your debts; and

8- About 60 days after the discharge, the case will officially close.

There are a number of things that are left out of this general timeline that we will assist you in getting done.  The key that we
​focus on is continual communication from beginning to end.