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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):

  • Your completed Pre-Bankruptcy Consultation Form
  • Your driver's license(s) and Social Security card(s)
  • Copies of your last 2 years of state and federal income tax returns
  • Copies of any recorded deeds or mortgages pertaining to any real estate that you may own
  • Copies of any titles to any motor vehicles that you may own
  • Copies of any divorce decree(s) and/or domestic support orders
  • Your most recent savings/checking account statement(s)
  • 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)
  • Documentation of any pending lawsuit you're involved in
  • Notice of Foreclosure (if applicable)
  • Copies of any lease agreement(s) you are a party to (i.e. residential lease, vehicle lease, lot rental, etc.)
  • Copy of Sheriffs Deed (if you've lost a house to foreclosure)
  • 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. 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.

To schedule your confidential, cost-free consultation with our Michigan bankruptcy lawyer, call our office today at (888) 258-0651.

Client Testimonials

  • Professional, competent, empathetic attorney.

    “My husband and I were forced into a position to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. We were devastated and mortified that we had to choose that route, but Tom eased our stress about the filing and court hearing process, as he thoroughly explained what Chapter 7 entails, as well as exactly what to expect during and after the filing process; he was accurate on each point that he advised us on. Tom also kept in frequent contact with us and responded quickly to any questions or concerns that we had while we worked with him. Tom's expertise and tact was invaluable for us, and we will absolutely recommend him to any of our friends and relatives that may find themselves in similar positions to ours. Thank you, Tom, for your dedicated help during this process.”

    EJO

  • Utmost dedication and professionalism.

    “I chose to work with Tom Hensel after meeting with several big name firms in the area. Tom handled my unique situation with the utmost dedication and professionalism. The personal service I received from him made all the difference in my case. My only regret is that I didn't call him first.”

    Craig

  • He always responded quickly and intelligently.

    “Mr. Hensel made a difficult and uncomfortable situation as easy as possible for me. He always responded quickly and intelligently to my questions and never made me feel as if I were bothering him. He explained the unknown aspects of bankruptcy, the court system, and my options in clearly understandable terms. I felt confident that he was handling my case in the best possible manner and in my best possible interests. I feel lucky to have found the Hensel Law Office and I never hesitate to refer others who could use assistance - because I know they will get superior service and help.”

    Kelly

  • Tom Hensel is definitely the right attorney to call!

    “I was referred to Tom Hensel by a friend. My first impression was not only was Tom professional but he's so kind and caring too. He helped my husband and I through an embarrassing, scary situation and definitely made it more positive one. He guided us through our options and helped us make the right decision for us which ended up being a chapter 7 bankruptcy. Tom was so knowledgeable and helped us throughout the whole process. He never once made us feel uncomfortable or dumb when we had questions. He was also very easy to get a hold of when questions would come up and would always return our calls and emails promptly. I strongly recommend Tom to anyone going through this kind of financial nightmare. Do yourselves a favor and call him right away. He will help you get on the right path again. Our only mistake was waiting so long to call him!! When we in court waiting our turn all the other attorneys referred to their clients as "The debtors" Tom on the other hand acknowledged us by our names. Little things mean a lot and that left a lasting impression with us. Tom Thank You again for all your help!!”

    Stacy S.

  • We have and will continue to recommend you to others in need of a fresh start.

    “Dear Tom, my husband and I wanted to express our deepest thanks for the help you gave us during our embarrassing and stressful time. I was very impressed that you returned every phone call in a timely manner. You were able to explain exactly what was going to happen in words that "we" could understand. You answered every question we threw at you. The whole bankruptcy process from start to finish was complete in the time you told us it would take. Your professionalism yet friendliness made the whole experience for us almost enjoyable... almost! We have and will continue to recommend you to others in need of a fresh start.”

    Melissa