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Buckrop & VanDeVelde, P.C. will happily accept monthly payments toward your bankruptcy filing. Upon payment of the initial retainer you may begin referring creditors to our office. We ask that you maintain communication with us or make a payment on a monthly basis. Once your fees have been paid in full we will prepare your case to be filed.

What to Bring to Your Initial Consultation

The more information we have about your finances the better we will be able to advise you. Below is a list of items that we recommend we bring with you.

  • A few of your most recent paystubs.
  • If you receive unemployment compensation, then a statement showing your weekly benefits.
  • If you receive social security, then we need to know your monthly benefit.
  • A copy of your most recent tax return. (Ideally we would prefer you bring your two most recent).
  • Any other type of income you receive from any other sources.
  • A list or your monthly expenses for the following items:
    • Mortgage/Rent
    • Property Taxes & Homeowner’s insurance (If not included in your mortgage payment)
    • Gas & Electric
    • Water/Sewer/Garbage
    • Cable & Internet
    • Home phone
    • Cell phone
    • Auto insurance
    • Renter’s insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Car payments
    • Medical Expenses
    • Food, clothing, and other household items
    • Secured Debt (boat, camper, furniture, appliances).
  • A list of your total outstanding debt for the following items:
    • Mortgages
    • Vehicles
    • Furniture, Appliances, Electronics
    • Unsecured Debt (Credit cards, medical bills, personal loans, student loans, etc.).
  • A list of your property and its value for the following items:
    • Mortgage (usually can be found on your property tax statement).
    • Household goods: furniture, appliances, electronics, silverware, dishes, etc. (Items do not need to be listed individually).
    • Vehicles you own free and clear (including but not limited to: cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATV’s, camper.).
    • Jewelry (Wedding rings, engagement ring, necklaces, watches, rings, bracelets, etc.)
    • Antiques & collectible items
    • Designer clothing, purses, handbags, etc.
    • Bank Accounts (Indicate whether checking or savings & average balance)
    • The provider and cash value of any whole life insurance policies.
    • The cash value of any retirement accounts (401(k), IRA, 457, 403(b)), etc.
    • Any other property of significant value not already listed.

At Buckrop & VanDeVelde our attorneys have over 40 years of experience! Our office is located in The Law Centre in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, just a short distance from both Iowa and Illinois federal courthouses. Our lawyers and professional staff proudly serve most clients throughout Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Rock Island bankruptcy attorney today.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.