Common mistakes to avoid when filing for bankruptcy by Sussex, WI bankruptcy lawyer

Common mistakes to avoid when filing for bankruptcy by Sussex, WI bankruptcy lawyer

Often times, prospective clients will make certain mistakes that will delay or hinder the filing of their bankruptcy case.  Here are a few examples:

  1. Client pays off that one credit card in hopes of keeping that card after the bankruptcy is over. Often times, the credit card company will close all accounts once the bankruptcy is filed, regardless of the balance.  If you are contemplating bankruptcy, contact our office BEFORE paying off any credit cards.
  2. Client borrows money from a friend or relative and pays that friend/relative back before filing for bankruptcy. This could be disastrous for both the client and friend or relative.  Make sure you consult our office before making this mistake.
  3. Client assumes that s/he may voluntarily dismiss their bankruptcy case, if the change their mind. Once a bankruptcy case is filed, it may not be voluntarily dismissed.  Contact us today to ensure bankruptcy is the right decision for you.

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