How to choose a bankruptcy lawyer
Are you in debt? Think you need help, but don't know where to turn? You aren't alone.
Most of our clients are referred to us through other clients, attorneys or even creditors
to whom they owe money. While it is uncomfortable to discuss debt and financial trouble with others, you may be surprised to find how many others have been in your position and would be happy to share their story and the name of their attorney.
If you are not comfortable asking for advice about bankruptcy - don’t worry! There are other ways to find a competent bankruptcy attorney.
Do your research
After referral, a common way to find an attorney is to search on the internet. Online searching can be daunting. Some attorneys have large advertising budgets and pay to have their firms listed at the top of online directories and other search engines. How do you know if the attorneys you are finding on the internet are reputable and competent or will be a good fit for your situation?
How do I know who to choose?
Here are some things to look for in a bankruptcy attorneyDoes the lawyer mainly practice bankruptcy or does he or she boast a plethora of practice areas?
Interview the attorney
Most bankruptcy attorneys offer consultations at no cost to you. After your meeting with the attorney ask yourself:
Remember that knowledge of bankruptcy law and practice is essential in an attorney. Since bankruptcy is a complex area of law, you want to ensure your attorney is well-versed in all areas of the Bankruptcy Code. Aside from a firm grasp of the law, you’ll need an attorney that internalizes your needs and is compassionate to your situation. The best bankruptcy attorneys have both knowledge of the law and the communication skills to keep you informed each step of the way.
If you are in need of assistance, don’t be afraid to reach out to us. You can reach us by phone Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm at (518) 782-9100, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact us today and get the fresh start you deserve.