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The documents listed below are necessary to complete your file:

 

  • Completed bankruptcy intake form. Click here to download. 

  • Driver's license (color)

  • Social security card

  • The last 2 years of federal and state taxes. All pages, all forms. NOT PASSWORD PROTECTED

    • Click here to request tax transcripts online, or call 800-908-9946.​

  • Last six months paystubs or proof of income

  • A copy of the Deed to your house. (if applicable)

  • A copy of your Vehicle title and insurance (if applicable)

  • Your most recent vehicle statement from the lender (if applicable)

  • A copy of the last 90 days' bank account statements. ALL ACCOUNTS (include CHIME, Venmo, PayPal, cash app, FSA accounts, etc). ALL PAGES

  • Business Owners:  Profit and Loss Statements for the last 6 months (if applicable)

 

These documents can be sent to our office via:

We will not accept jpg files or pictures from your phone. All files must be PDF format, in-focus, clear, and something you would be okay presenting to a federal court.

 

No scanner? Please DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT FEDEX. Download the free app, "Genius Scan" for your phone. It has a nice batch function and makes PDF files. Or, you can visit your local library.  They have computers that are free for your use.  See the information below:   

Files may NOT be password-protected

 

Your Driver's license must be in color.

Click here to get your credit report.

Click here if you need to schedule a phone call with Attorney Michael Hollins.

IS YOUR CASE FILED?

YOUR CASE IS NOT FILED AND THERE IS NO CASE NUMBER, until:

  1. You have completed all of the above,

  2. You have fully paid for your legal services,

  3. I have sent you a draft copy of your petition,

  4. You have reviewed it and electronically signed it on the portal, and

  5. I have emailed you a copy of your FILED petition along with your case number and further instructions.

 

Also:  

  • You are not protected from your creditors just by paying me some (or all) of the fee.

  • You are not protected from your creditors when you take your class.

  • You are not protected from your creditors just because you signed your completed papers...

  • ...although all of these things are important requirements.

  • You are only protected when, *after* all that happens, I file your signed papers with the court and you have a case number from me...

  • ...so it's in your best interest to make all the above happen as fast as possible.

YOU RECEIVED YOUR CASE NUMBER, NOW WHAT?

Once your case is filed and you receive your case number, if a creditor calls  you should tell them:  

"Please don't call me again. I'm filing bankruptcy. My lawyer is Michael Hollins. His phone number is (866) 862-4557."

 

Likewise, I will ask you to provide additional documents, as requested by the Trustee to whom we're assigned.

Financial Management Course:

  • Once your case is filed you will need to log back into www.moneysharp.org to take a Financial Management course. This course will be free to you and is required by the bankruptcy court.  Please take this course within 5 days of receiving your case number. 

Your Trustee Meeting Of Creditors:

  • Roughly 30 days after we file your case, you will appear at your 341(a) Meeting of Creditors and Trustee Meeting.

  • ​Generally, no creditors appear; this is very rare.

  • At your meeting, you will be placed under oath and asked questions by the Trustee who is assigned to your case. When your case is filed, I will email you a list of typical questions asked by the Trustee.

  • This meeting is non-confrontational and civil. You will not be yelled at or threatened or shamed.

 

Prior to your meeting please read the following documents:

Click here to read the Bankruptcy Information Sheet

Click here to read the Video Transcript

Also after we file, you are required to take a second course ("Debtor Education"). This is a mandatory course, takes about two hours, and can be done from home. I will email you a link to take the course.

 

Discharge

Roughly 60 days after your meeting, the Court will issue your discharge. I will email you a copy, and you will receive a copy by mail a few days later. KEEP THIS DOCUMENT. It is among the most important documents in your case.

 

Case Closing

A few days after your discharge, your case will close. I will let you know by email once your case closes.

My contact information:

Michael Hollins

Email: attorney@hollinsbankruptcy.com

Local Numbers below:

Nashville

30 Music Square West

Suite #301

Nashville, TN  37203

615-616-6677

Detroit

20550 Vernier

Harper Woods, MI  48225

313-288-0884

Memphis

          6000 Poplar Ave

Memphis, TN  37203

             901-599-0099

Flint

436 S. Saginaw St

Suite 300

Flint, MI  48502

810-333-0064