When financial crisis is on the horizon, it’s time to find a professional qualified to help you through the trying process of financial rehabilitation. Consider the following points when making the decision to enlist a bankruptcy attorney:
1. Free Consultation
For bankruptcy legal advice, if a bankruptcy attorney requires a consultation fee, keep looking for an attorney. Any bankruptcy attorney that truly values his clients will not insist on a consultation fee.
2. Experience and Reputation
Attorneys specialize in everything from corporate bankruptcy to criminal law, so it only makes sense that you choose the correct bankruptcy attorney. This, as well as the prospective attorney’s personal experience can be verified at a consultation (see number 1 above).
An experienced bankruptcy attorney will understand local rulings and know how to work with local creditors, attorneys, and judges. All attorneys get their experience in large part from working their clients’ cases. Find out how often the attorney files bankruptcy cases before deciding on an attorney.
3. Attorney-Client Interaction and Relationship
You have to be able to talk with your attorney and feel understood in order to accomplish a successful bankruptcy outcome. A prospective bankruptcy attorney should be willing to answer your questions. You should feel comfortable with the attorney that you choose to work with.
4. Size of Law Firm
It can be advantageous to choose an attorney that is affiliated with a small law firm. In many situations, small, specialized law firms are more likely to have an attorney who suits your particular needs.
Last, but not least: location. You should strive to find an attorney who is convenient for you and, if possible, has an office near the bankruptcy court.
If you’d like to learn more: call us to speak directly with an attorney for a free, no obligation, consultation to see if you qualify for bankruptcy and if it is the right decision for you and your family or your business.
Wessler Law Firm is a small family owned law firm specializing in bankruptcy law since 1982.
Disclaimer: This article is meant for reference only, and is not intended to be legal advice.
For legal counsel regarding your situation, please consult an attorney licensed in your state.