Life After Filing for Bankruptcy in Charlotte
What to Expect after Your Debt Discharge
Many individuals are under the false impression that bankruptcy is the end and will cause substantial destruction to their future. There is, however, life after bankruptcy, and a financial life that is much better than the current situation. Some things, in fact, change for the better almost immediately.
Some of the immediate changes after bankruptcy will include:
- No more calls from collectors
- No longer having to dodge process servers
- Not having to worry about wages being garnished
Overall, you will likely be able to sleep better without worrying about your debt situation.
It is true that some aspects of your financial life will take a short-term hit immediately after filing for bankruptcy, but these will recover over time. Going forward, you will be able to build your credit and improve your financial situation.
Bankruptcy laws are designed to help consumers, but there are many myths surrounding a filer’s inability to get credit after bankruptcy. Your credit score will not likely be good after filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but it was likely not great while dealing with the circumstances that lead to your bankruptcy. With careful action, this can be steadily improved.
What to Do After Bankruptcy
After filing for bankruptcy, gather and file all paperwork from the case, including the bankruptcy petition from your lawyer. This will include facts about your debts and the assets involved. The purpose of this is because some lenders may want to see these documents while considering you for new credit.
Another action to take after bankruptcy is to regularly check your credit score. Credit reports can be checked once a year for free from major credit reporting agencies. You will want to ensure that all of the discharged debt has been properly reported to the associated credit bureaus. You will want to do this to make sure it is reported with a zero balance so it does not remain counted as outstanding debt.
Most importantly, you should start a budget and stick to it. Set aside time each week to review where you are at. The main objective of this is to help you become financially stable and help you avoid future bankruptcy filings.
Taking Action after Your Bankruptcy
At the Law Office of Kimberly A. Sheek, I take a client-centered approach. This means that I will tailor your bankruptcy case to your specific circumstances and help set you up for a successful life after bankruptcy. I am available to help you take control of your debt situation as a dedicated bankruptcy and debt collection lawyer in Charlotte.
Do not hesitate to contact my firm at (704) 842-9776 at your earliest convenience.
Kim and Team have done a great job over the past few years helping me navigate this financial disaster brought on by divorce. They always kept me informed throughout the process and Carol kept me on track with my classes. Kim is very straight forward and was always responsive to my emails. Cause, I have 20 questions! Thanks Kim for helping me make some very important life decisions the past few months 2022! Who knew? If you had told me last year I'd be debt free, sold my house and a 680 credit score, i wouldn't believe it. Thanks to you I've landed on my feet. There is life after Chapter 13.K DavisCharlotte, NC
Kim was Fantastic in assisting me with my bankruptcy case. I suffered a pulmonary embolism back in 2019 and deal with mild/moderate memory & retention issues and Kim was so incredibly understanding, helpful and considerate of my condition while assisting me through the emotionally challenging process of filing for bankruptcy. I am extremely grateful I found Kim and had her successfully guide me through this process. I Highly Recommend Kim to anyone having to file for bankruptcy. You will be so very glad you did!BSFLocust, NC
Kimberly Sheek is an Amazing Attorney to work with. She is pleasant very patient and turn around time is awesome. She is passionate about her job and she makes you feel like she cares . She returns calls promptly If I ever need an Attorney she will be my first call.Richard TaylorCharlotte, NC
Kimberly has truly been a pleasure to work with throughout my bankruptcy process. She is very sweet, patient, and honest. She truly made this process so much easier to deal with and she put my fears to rest. She always responds to calls and emails promptly and her turnaround time with my case was amazing! I highly recommend her if you’re in need of an attorney.Donna ClarkeCharlotte, NC
My recent experience with Kimberly Sheek Law Office has been nothing but a positive one. I was very concerned about everything the bankruptcy process would entail. Mrs. Sheek was direct, detailed, always pleasant to speak with and always got back to me in a timely manner. She graciously walked me through every part of the process, clearly explaining my options, and clarified which steps I would need to take in order to cleanly go through with the legal proceedings. I highly recommend Mrs. Sheek to anyone in need of a Bankruptcy Attorney.MaryHuntersville, NC
Kim is an outstanding attorney she's very thorough in her work and in explaining bankruptcy proceedings I'm most grateful to her for helping me work through this issue and getting it behind me.M. WilliamsCharlotte, NC
Kimberly A. Sheek is the best attorney ever! I was very nervous going into this bankruptcy procedure and had no idea what to expect. Kim assured me from day one that all would be well explained the procedures pretty much step by step to make sure I would be prepared. When I went to the creditors meeting, she came over and reassured me that I had nothing to worry about and she was right, as it took no more than 10 min at the most and went quite smoothly. I received my discharge papers right around the time she said I would. If you are looking for a qualified, smart, caring and educated BK Attorney, you cannot go wrong with Kim.Paulette B.Charlotte, NC
I was looking for a bankruptcy attorney for my daughter. Being new to the area I began searching the internet for one. After narrowing down my search, I selected Attorney Kimberly. When we met with her for the first time I felt confident that we had the right person. We were fearful going in but relaxed when we left. I really liked how she worked with my daughter, explaining how the different laws work so that my daughter had all of facts before making a decison. Even later when we had questions, Attorney Kimberly returned our calls or sent us an email. If you are looking for someone that will put your mind to rest, knowledgeable, friendly and concerned about YOU then I suggest you hire Attorney Kimberly Sheek.A. ThomasCharlotte, NC