770-609-1247 | Preparing to File Bankruptcy in Georgia? Do Not Do These Things !

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Things Not To Do in Preparation of Filing Your Bankruptcy Case

  • Don’t leave off any bank, checking, savings, brokerage, leases, and credit union accounts on your bankruptcy petition.
  • Don’t file if your income is greater than your expenses.
  • Don’t file if you can pay all of your bills as they come due.
  • Don’t use your credit cards.
  • Don’t take credit card cash advances.
  • Don’t use convenience checks.
  • Don’t do balance transfers.
  • Don’t pay money to family (if you must do so for support reasons, discuss with your attorney).
  • Don’t pay money to friends (if you must do so for support reasons, discuss with your attorney).
  • Don’t tell a creditor that you intend to pay them.
  • Don’t leave assets off of your bankruptcy petition.
  • Don’t file if you are about to receive a tax refund or inheritance. Discuss the timing with your attorney.
  • Don’t fail to tell your attorney about your small business, sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, LLP, LC, corporation, or hobby, or your cosmetics sales.
  • Don’t purchase a home shortly before filing bankruptcy without consulting your attorney.
  • Don’t give or gift property to anyone; don’t accept gifts of property.
  • Don’t pay more than $600 on any past due bill.
  • Don’t transfer property to anyone.
  • Don’t cash out retirement plans or 401k’s.
  • Don’t take out a second mortgage.
  • Don’t gamble.
  • Don’t go on a spending spree.
  • Don’t hide assets or debts.
  • Don’t take out “payday loans”.
  • Don’t put your money in your children’s bank accounts.
  • Don’t omit or ‘save’ a credit card for after your bankruptcy.
  • Don’t fail to list debt to family or other “insiders.”
  • Don’t write bad checks.
  • Don’t borrow money.
  • Don’t forget to tell your attorney about liens you may have on your home or unpaid judgments so they can be avoided.
  • Don’t make major financial decisions without talking to your attorney.
  • Don’t get married before filing without discussing your fiancé’s income with your attorney.
  • Don’t misrepresent facts to your attorney.
  • Don’t run up your credit cards in advance of filing bankruptcy.
  • Don’t fail to appear at state court hearings, trial or proceedings; coordinate with your attorney.
  • Don’t hide from your attorney. Keep your attorney up-to date with your address, phone number and email address.
  • Don’t forget to list all personal guarantees and business debts that you may be responsible for.
  • Don’t throw away any of your receipts or statements. The Trustee or Court may want to review these to verify the accuracy of your bankruptcy petition.

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Bankruptcy Attorneys – Georgia Areas We Serve

Coleman Legal Group, LLC handles cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainesville, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Inman Park, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings and Smyrna.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Sports and Entertainment Law, Immigration and Business Law. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia
1200 Abernathy Rd
Building 600
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Johns Creek, Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Duluth Georgia
Sugarloaf
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Lawrenceville
Huntcrest
1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

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