- Robert Weed
Bankruptcy: Best Plan or Best Guess?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Best Plan or Best Guess?
Donnell’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy got discharged this month. We have about 30 to 40 bankruptcies discharged—that means approved and done—every month. But Donnell’s was special. He explained why, when he wrote me one of our best reviews ever. You can read it here.
Eight lawyers told Donnell he could not get approved for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I told him he could; and he did.
Donnell says he went to eight bankruptcy lawyers who told him he could not get approved for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I told him he could; and he did.
Every bankruptcy case is different.
Your case will be different from any of the 14,000 cases I’ve handled before. I want to handle it the best way possible, for you.
That’s why I insist on having complete information about your situation when we sit down and talk. Every week people say to my staff, “why do I have to fill out your 37 page form—and bring you all this other information—when I don’t even know if you can help me.” Exactly.
Until you fill in my 37 page form—and bring all the other info I need—I don’t know if I can help you. I can guess, but I don’t know. Eight lawyers guessed that Donnell could not get Chapter 7 bankruptcy approved. I knew that he could. When you make an appointment to talk to a lawyer, do you want the easiest answer? Do you want the obvious answer? Or do you want the best answer?
If you really have a simple question you can email me.
People tell me, I only have a simple question. If you only have a simple question, you can email me. For example: Will Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge my DC parking tickets. Answer: No.
But most people have a serious question: What’s the best way for me to fix my financial problems. Answer: We need to talk. I need complete information on your financial picture to answer that question.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy is serious
Would you want a doctor who scheduled you for surgery based on a 15 minute phone call? Why would you want a lawyer to schedule you for bankruptcy with less than complete information?
It’s not really as serious as some surgery can be, but it’s serious. Would you trust a doctor who talked to you for 15 minutes on the phone and then scheduled an operation? Most doctors want a complete examination. If not, you want to talk to a bankruptcy lawyer who will only schedule you for a bankruptcy based on your complete financial picture.