How to Choose a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Posted on March 21st, 2022 to Barbaruolo Blog

Are you struggling with debt and considering bankruptcy? Choosing the right bankruptcy attorney can significantly impact your financial future. This guide will help you navigate the process and find the attorney best suited for your needs.

You’re Not Alone

The Importance of Referrals and Personal Experiences Remember that you’re not alone in facing financial difficulties. Many people have been in your position and successfully overcome their debt through bankruptcy. Referrals from friends, family, or even creditors can be a valuable resource when searching for a competent bankruptcy attorney.

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Lawyer

To find the right bankruptcy attorney, focus on three main components: trust, attention to your needs, and knowledge of bankruptcy law. Consider the following steps to ensure you make the right choice:

Do Your Research

Online searches can be overwhelming, but they are a useful starting point. Keep in mind that some attorneys invest heavily in advertising, which can influence search results. Be sure to look beyond the ads to find reputable and competent lawyers.

Evaluating Bankruptcy Attorneys

The best bankruptcy attorneys have extensive legal knowledge and excellent communication skills. When evaluating potential lawyers, consider the following factors:

  • Length of practice
  • Number of cases filed
  • Authenticity and helpfulness of online reviews
  • Accessibility of the lawyer vs. reliance on staff or legal assistants
  • Specialization in bankruptcy law
  • Membership in bankruptcy-specific bar associations

Interviewing Your Potential Attorney

Most bankruptcy attorneys offer free consultations. After meeting with a lawyer, ask yourself the following questions to determine if they’re a good fit:

  • Does the attorney have the necessary expertise for your situation?
  • Did they discuss all relevant bankruptcy options?
  • Did they request sufficient documentation to analyze your finances?
  • Are they open to discussing non-bankruptcy alternatives?
  • Were you comfortable with the attorney and their level of empathy?
  • Did they answer your questions and provide clear explanations of your options?
  • Did they clearly explain their fee structure?

Remember, knowledge of bankruptcy law and a compassionate approach are essential qualities in an attorney. By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to finding the right lawyer for your situation.

Reach Out for the Help You Deserve

If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to a bankruptcy attorney. Contact us today by phone at (518) 782-9100 or by email at to get the fresh start you deserve.

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