HIRE AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY!
Filing for bankruptcy protection is an important step, and you should not try to "go it alone." You should also make sure your bankruptcy attorney is qualified to file your bankruptcy. Make sure your attorney has the experience you need. Ask any prospective bankruptcy attorney how long they have been practicing bankruptcy law, and ask how many chapter 13s the attorney has filed, and how many chapter 7s, the attorney has filed. If an attorney has not filed very many chapter 13s, that should be a red flag the attorney may not be as experienced as you need.