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What Should You Bring to Your First Appointment With a Bankruptcy Attorney?

Getting the Information We Need to Advise You on Your Options

One of the benefits of hiring an experienced bankruptcy attorney is to get individualized advice about your financial situation. In order to provide that advice, your lawyer will need detailed information about your assets, your debts and other issues that could affect your case.

At Jamie L. Gingold, PC, (Formerly practicing with Gingold & Gingold LLC), we are committed to providing the personal service our clients deserve. So that we can give the best possible advice and representation, our bankruptcy lawyers request that clients bring the following information to their first appointments:

  • List of creditors (name, address, ZIP code, account number, amount owed)
  • Living expenses (types and amounts of average monthly living expenses)
  • Pay stubs (for the past six months)
  • Tax returns (for the past two years, including W-2s and 1099s)
  • Social Security card (photocopy)
  • Driver’s license (photocopy)

If you decide to hire us to help you file bankruptcy, we will also need the following information before we can move forward with your case. If you can bring any or all of this information to your first meeting, that will help us move things along as quickly as possible.

  • Credit report ( provides a free credit report)
  • Credit card statement (most recent)
  • Address history (places you have lived for the past two and a half years)
  • Bank statements (for the past one month for all accounts, including IRAs and 401(k)s)
  • Life insurance statements (showing name of insurance company and type of policy)
  • Secured documents (copies of car loans and mortgage documents)
  • Divorce decree (if divorced in the past three years)

Bankruptcy Lawyers · Woodstock, Dallas, Gainesville, Atlanta

Our firm is made up of two experienced lawyers: Ira D. Gingold, who has been a bankruptcy attorney since 1971 and Court-appointed Bankruptcy Trustee from 1971-2013, and Jamie L. Gingold, who has been practicing bankruptcy, real estate and business law in Georgia since 2001.

We have five office locations throughout the Atlanta metro area. To schedule a free consultation, please call us at (678) 915-2634 or e-mail us today.

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    Jamie L. Gingold, PC
    5.0 / 5.0

    Based on 28 reviews

    Jack L.

    They did an excellent job with my case. Jamie took the time to really listen and understand things. She delved into the details and was extremely knowledgeable and non judgmental. Very professional and they know what they are doing. Would definitely recommend!

    Karen B.

    Dear Mr Gingold, There are so many reasons to be thankful for all you have done and will do. Anyone who has ever had unfavorable experiences with an attorney or the legal system will feel the trepidation that I experienced once I realized that my situation seemed hopeless. It was by chance and happily good luck that I decided to put my future and sanity into your hands. I was mortified at having to deal with my debts by claiming bankruptcy. I remember in our first meeting how you assured me that I was not alone and should not feel ashamed. And, anyone in this position obviously does not have money to spare and you were clear about all the costs and allowing me to pay according to my own ability to do so. You advised me in all aspects of the law, but also, you were at each meeting incredibly supportive and complementary of my personal and professional plans. Anyone else in this situation should feel blessed to have access to your expertise and support.

    Lyla B.

    I thought the process of filing bankruptcy was going to be a difficult one. However, Gingold & Gingold treated me with respect and dignity from the moment I walked through their door. I had the pleasure of working with Jamie. She is very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. She took the time and listened to my every concern and handled each and every one of them to my satisfaction. My experience with filing bankruptcy under Gingold & Gingold's representation exceeded my expectations in a major way. They gave me such a peace of mind. I am very pleased with my decision of going with Gingold & Gingold to represent me when I filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

    Julie T.

    Wow! I am finally out of debt and can say that I am debt free after completing my chapter 7 bankruptcy case with Gingold and Gingold. Mr dangled was very knowledgeable and direct with regard to my debt situation. there were no surprises and the case went as I was advised. The staff was also very helpful whenever I had a question. I will definitely recommend them in the future to my friends.

    Julie T.

    I contacted getting old and getting old regarding some old tax debt and credit card debt that I needed to address and had been putting off. miss Irving in the office was very very nice and put me at ease. I met with Jaime Gingold. She was very nice and explained the procedure to me and what would be left owing to the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Georgia after my case was done. My case has now been completed and I am on my way to a new start. Thank you Gingold and Gingold for all of your help.

    Anna T.

    Amazing! Outstanding!! They went over and beyond..I would recommend them to anyone needing a lawyer!!

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