When filing bankruptcy, what are the steps needed to take? 3 Answers as of August 27, 2010

It seems that filing bankruptcy is will be a necessity for me. What are my steps to move forward? Do I first contact an attorney, is there paperwork I need to collect? Do I simply tell creditors I'm going to file Bankruptcy? Where do I start?

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Gather all your documents containing your assets and debts, such as your taxes, bills, mortgage documents, and preferably your monthly budget (create one). To file for bankruptcy, you will need to take and complete a pre-bankruptcy credit counseling course in accordance with 11 U.S.C. 109(h)(1). Your attorney will notify your creditors if you do file for bankruptcy. After you have gathered your documents, contact my office for a consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/21/2010
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