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What Happens After Filing?

  • After your Petition for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is filed a notice of "341 meeting" will be mailed to all of your creditors mentioned in the Petition, you, and Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy Attorney Carmen G. Soto. This notice lets you know when, what time and where your meeting of creditors is going to be and which trustee you've been assigned to. This meeting will typically be set roughly three weeks from the date of filing. If you are unable to attend the assigned date for your initial meeting of creditors you must inform your attorney immediately so they may request a new date from the Court.

  • Upon filing your Bankruptcy Petition, your creditors must immediately stop contacting you. If you are contacted by a creditor after filing, first inform them that you have filed bankruptcy and give them your case number and attorney's information. If the creditor contacts you again, you must inform your attorney.

  • After filing there are certain documents that you must provide to the Trustee. Every Trustee requires different things, but typically they ask for the following:

    • 6 months (prior to filing date and including date of filing) of pay statements
    • Pay-off information for all vehicles
    • Value estimates of all vehicles (i.e. CarMax estimates)
    • 3 years tax returns
    • 3-6 months bank statements (prior to filing date and including date of filing)
    • Photos of listed assets (furniture, jewelry, vehicles, electronics, etc.)
Client Reviews
Carmen G. Soto, PA and her amazing legal team is Excellent!!!! represented my daughter during divorce and we would absolutely recommend her!! Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU!! Ing. Delgado and Family
Carmen G. Soto, is an excellent attorney. She is very patient, knowledgeable, professional and my favorite.... flexible with payment plans. I was in need of an attorney to secure my sons future, and Carmen with her knowledge and experience provided the support we needed. I can honestly say that as a man/father we never get a fair chance in the courtrooms concerning family matters but Carmen made sure the Court systems saw past that stigma and justice was rightfully served. I would highly recommend Carmen G. Soto and her staff. Anonymous
Never having to use an attorney before, I was quite nervous and skeptical about my first meeting. Carmen Soto, not only made my first experience very comfortable, but was very informative and quite knowledgeable in the field of family law and divorce. She was there every step of the way for me as a support system, and her confidence and expertise made my otherwise very difficult situation, a very positive one. I highly recommend Carmen Soto. She is an excellent and compassionate attorney who clearly outlines all your options and takes a personal interest in your individual situation. Anonymous