Preparing for Your First Appointment

What You Will Need to Bring With You

At Hensel Law Office, PLLC, we understand that taking steps toward debt relief can be an overwhelming experience. For this reason, we would like to make this process as easy for you as possible. When you take the time to sit down with a Michigan bankruptcy attorney at our firm, you can trust that we will have all of the answers that you are looking for—whether you are asking yourself, "Should I file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?" or "What can I do to streamline the bankruptcy process?" That being said, we encourage you to schedule your first appointment today. For the purpose of efficiency, we also ask that you bring the following items along with you (a printable version of this list is available here: Consultation Checklist).

  1. Your completed Pre-Bankruptcy Consultation Form
  2. Your driver's license(s) and Social Security card(s)
  3. Copies of your last 2 years of state and federal income tax returns
  4. Copies of any recorded deeds or mortgages pertaining to any real estate that you may own
  5. Copies of any titles to any motor vehicles that you may own
  6. Copies of any divorce decree(s) and/or domestic support orders
  7. Your most recent savings/checking account statement(s)
  8. Your last 6 months' worth of paystubs (if you're married, you'll also need to bring your spouse's last 6 months' worth of paystubs even if he/she is not planning on filing with you)
  9. Documentation of any pending lawsuit you're involved in
  10. Notice of Foreclosure (if applicable)
  11. Copies of any lease agreement(s) you are a party to (i.e. residential lease, vehicle lease, lot rental, etc.)
  12. Copy of Sheriffs Deed (if you've lost a house to foreclosure)
  13. Documentation regarding any retirement account (401k, IRA, etc.)

Evening & Weekend Appointments are Also Available

In addition to regular work hours, our legal team is also available to meet with you on the weekend or in the evening. We understand that your life doesn't stop once you have made the decision to file for bankruptcy, so we do our best to accommodate our clients' specific needs. To schedule your confidential, cost-free consultation with our Michigan bankruptcy lawyer, call our office today at (888) 258-0651. From that point on, you will no longer have to struggle alone – we will be by your side every step of the way. Hensel Law Office, PLLC has already helped countless individuals and families to secure a bright financial future, so we encourage you to let us do the same for you.