Some of the documents above may not apply to you, but that is up to your attorney. Additionally, after your initial consultation, we will provide you with a longer questionnaire, called an Organizer, where you will list all of your property and debts in more detail, as well as answer other questions. You may complete this either by hand or online. It can take time to obtain these documents and fill out the questionnaire, but time may not be on your side so it is important to complete the questionnaire and provide the documents as quickly as you can. By bringing these documents and completed questionnaire to our office, your attorney can more easily assess which type of bankruptcy is your best option, if at all.
If more documents are needed, your bankruptcy lawyer will advise you. That said, if you have the items in this checklist with you, then most if not all of your petition can be prepared very quickly.