Initial Consultation

These are some typical situations that our clients find themselves in before calling us:

  • Are you facing a foreclosure?
  • Are you facing a repossession of your vehicle?
  • Are you facing a wage garnishment?
  • Do you owe the IRS or the Georgia Department of Revenue
  • Do you need assistance with obtaining a loan modification with your mortgage company?
  • Are you facing an eviction?
  • Have you fallen behind on your bills due to unemployment of salary/wage reduction?
  • Are you being sued?
  • Is your license suspended due to a judgment?
  • Is your license suspended because you have fallen behind on child support?
  • Do you have over $10,000.00 in credit card debt, medical debt, and/or personal loans?

We will:

  • Analyze your situation.
  • Determine if a case can be filed (or should be filed)
  • Ascertain what type of case should be filed (Chapter 7 or 13)
  • Determine when you should file your case
  • Give you the likely next steps and what to expect after filing.

We are brutally honest with our assessment. If you do not need an attorney to fix your problem, we will tell you and will give you tips on how to handle it yourself. If you have a case that we think we cannot “win,” i.e meet the goals that you have set, we will let you know.

Unlike some attorneys, we will not tell you what you want to hear in order to get your money.  We are in a unique position where we have a great deal of referrals due to our past successes, and we only accept cases that fit into our firm’s philosophy and caseload.  You can be assured that if we accept your case, it is because we believe in you and your case.

The Initial Consultation is FREE and thirty minutes long.

There is a filing fee of either $124.95, $359.95 or $384.95, which depends on the Chapter of bankruptcy we advise you to file. The filing fees are not fees remitted to our firm rather this fee is remitted to the court to process your case.

Please feel free to bring in any documentation that would assist us in our consultation. In fact, if a case is filed, it is imperative that we review all the filed documents prior to your consultation. The consultation is YOUR time, so the better prepared you are, the more we can help you.

We will perform an initial analysis, and inform you of the strengths and weaknesses of the case. There will be weaknesses in your case, and we will always be upfront and honest about your case’s weaknesses and will brainstorm strategies to either repair or mitigate those flaws long before the case arrives in court.

To find out what to bring to your consultation, consult this page. In addition, you may want to fill out a case evaluation form prior to coming in for your appointment, so we can be familiar with your facts and issues prior to your arrival. If you are considering retaining Stanton and Worthy, LLC, the consultation process is an opportunity for you to become acquainted with our professional staff, who will assist you throughout your case.

The consultation always remains confidential, even if you do not retain us. In addition, if your spouse or opposing party contact us at any time in the future, they will be informed that we cannot provide any services to them. Please feel free to inquire at any time during or after the consultation about the costs of any future representation. Every case is unique, and as a result, attorney’s fees can vary greatly from case to case.

We are not able to give you an estimate of costs until we sit down with you, review your paperwork, and listen to your story.