You have made the decision. Months or years of harassment from creditors has led you to declare bankruptcy. The truth is, no one wants to declare bankruptcy, it can be a headache. However, bankruptcy can be your first step to getting your life back.
There is even better news, an experienced bankruptcy attorney can help you with the complicated process of bankruptcy. A good bankruptcy attorney has the skills and experience needed to make your proceedings relatively quick and painless.
What Makes a Good Bankruptcy Attorney?
As with any profession, there are good attorneys and not so good ones. A good bankruptcy attorney will save you time and money. A bad bankruptcy attorney may cost you both.
Below we will discuss a few things to look for in an attorney. Hopefully, you can use these tips to help you find an attorney that will work for you.
Before we begin discussing what makes a good bankruptcy attorney we have one more piece of advice:
Meet With Multiple Law Firms
The first step to finding the right bankruptcy lawyer is meeting with representatives from multiple offices. These meetings will give you insight into, among other things:
- Their professionalism
- Their Passion
- Their confidence
Meeting with an attorney is the best way to gauge these factors. Now we will identify a few qualities to look for when seeking a good bankruptcy attorney.
There are many firms that employ a small amount of lawyers and many legal assistants. These firms often take many cases and you will likely interact mostly with a legal assistant. This can yield good results, but often lead to problems, especially if your case is not straightforward.
A lawyer that gives you a considerable amount of his time often yields the best results. Working with assistants is effective, but having the personal attention of an attorney as well is the optimal situation.
Presents Alternate Resolutions
A good bankruptcy attorney will look at your case and personalize a plan of action specifically for you. Many attorneys will go full steam ahead with a traditional Chapter 7 bankruptcy, complete cancellation of debts. However this is not always the best resolution for a client.
A good attorney will do their due diligence to help you get the best resolution to your case.
Extensive and Up to Date Knowledge of Bankruptcy Laws
This seems obvious, and it is, but it is important to mention. Good bankruptcy lawyers remain up to date on bankruptcy law and all of the nuances within. These laws can change and some attorneys do not keep themselves abreast of those changes.
This lack of knowledge can end up costing you dearly. It may cause them to miss something that can cost or save you money. A little bit of research on your part can help you to determine if the lawyer’s knowledge is up to date.
Our firm, Walker and Walker, provides an education section that can help you be an informed client. Use resources like this to help you evaluate an attorney and their plan for you.
Seek Help in A Difficult Time
As an experienced bankruptcy attorney, I know how difficult the process can be. As a client, you are not always emotionally able to handle the legal process. This may lead to mistakes that can have negative effects on the rest of your life.
I believe that you should look at your options and use the above points to make an educated decision. I believe that my law firm, Walker & Walker Law Offices, PLLC, has the passion and knowledge to help you through bankruptcy.
Call Walker & Walker Law Offices, PLLC To Discuss Your Case
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