One of the hardest parts of considering bankruptcy is knowing that you are going to have to tell a stranger about your finances. People are embarrassed and don’t like telling an attorney about their finances. I (Erika Singler) have often said that the hardest part of filing bankruptcy is making the call to the lawyer’s office. Even though most people tell me that they feel better after having spoken to me I know it is not an appointment that anyone is looking forward to in the least. My goal through this blog is to walk you through what happens at that first appointment because I think fear of the unknown holds some people back from coming to speak to a professional.
Each appointment is a bit different, but below I am laying out specifically how a typical consultation goes at Halcomb Singler:
Introductions. Then I usually ask what brought the person in to meet with me. I have found that most people have a story to tell about what caused their debt issues. THIS IS NOT A TEST! It is not something that I must hear, but it gives me the ability to anticipate issues and more importantly I have found that most people want to tell me about their situation and how they fell on financial hard times.
THAT’S IT. If either I don’t recommend that you file bankruptcy or you don’t wish to proceed with bankruptcy after speaking with me you walk out the door. I don’t pressure you to put money down toward bankruptcy or send you a bill in the mail later for our consultation. It is a free consultation. I also don’t sit you in front of a video monitor to explain the different types of bankruptcy or have you meet with a paralegal and just come in at the end of the appointment. I handle each initial bankruptcy appointment personally so that I can fully explain the process and answer any questions that you may have regarding bankruptcy and/or debt settlement.
Sounds fairly painless to me. If you would like to set up a consultation please click here or call our Carmel office at (317) 575-8222. Halcomb Singler represents people who live all over Indianapolis and the surrounding counties.
Halcomb Singler, LLP, is a debt relief agency. It helps people file for bankruptcy under the bankruptcy code. No attorney-client relationship with the firm of Halcomb Singler, LLP, is created through this blog. Also, please note that Erika Singler is an attorney licensed in Indiana and does not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so. The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be relied upon for the circumstances of any individual(s) or businesses.