Filing for bankruptcy is a serious financial decision―and it may be the best decision for you. If you’re exploring if bankruptcy is the right solution to handle your debt problems, then you will want to hire a good bankruptcy attorney to guide you through the process.
Bankruptcy is a specialized and intricate area of law. It is important that your case is complete, accurate, and properly filed from the start. Working with an experienced bankruptcy attorney who understands the ins and outs of bankruptcy law helps ensure that your case sails smoothly to discharge (meaning your debts that can be erased, are erased).
How Can I Find A Good Bankruptcy Attorney?
The following tips can help you find and vet the right bankruptcy attorney for you. Hiring the right attorney can make your bankruptcy case a smooth process. And hiring the wrong attorney can be expensive―because it can be costly and difficult to fix mistakes after a bankruptcy case is filed.
Experience. In general, the best bankruptcy attorneys are bankruptcy attorneys. Consider that an attorney who has been practicing law for 20 years and files a few bankruptcy cases here and there may not be as experienced as an attorney who has been practicing for 10 years exclusively in bankruptcy law, filing cases day after day.
The Law Offices of Barbara B. Braziel practices exclusively in bankruptcy law. We’ve been helping people get out of debt by filing for bankruptcy protection for over 35 years.
Research. Research any attorney or law firm you’re considering. Certainly look to see if the attorney dabbles in bankruptcy or practices exclusively in bankruptcy law. Also, take the time to research the attorney’s reputation in the community and what educational seminars they attend.
A simple Google search may yield a lot of information about an attorney. You can also look them up on your state’s bar website, or look up reviews from previous clients.
Specific Advice. A good attorney will listen to you, ask questions, and take the time to thoroughly understand your situation before giving you any legal advice. A good bankruptcy attorney will first consider your unique facts and only then give you specific advice on the potential benefits and drawbacks of you filing for bankruptcy.
Many bankruptcy attorneys offer free consultations. Take advantage of this no-obligation opportunity to explore if bankruptcy is the right choice for you, and to explore if the attorney is the right choice for you.
If you live in or near Savannah, GA, we invite you to meet with one of our experienced bankruptcy attorneys for a free consultation. Call (912) 351-9000 or submit your contact info here and we’ll be in touch shortly.
Confidence. When, after researching and meeting with an attorney, you feel confident in their skill and the specific advice they offered you, then they may be the right attorney for you. Trust your research, feelings, and the experience you had with that person.
We strongly encourage you to select an attorney based on the above considerations and who you trust to handle your case well, and not based solely on price. Certainly, the costs and fees associated with filing for bankruptcy are a critical consideration, but it is also critical to have your bankruptcy case handled the right way from the start.
Bankruptcy is a Powerful Tool. Filing for bankruptcy protection is your legal right and offers powerful tools to help you get out of debt and get the fresh financial start you deserve.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Find out more about Bankruptcy in our guide: All About Bankruptcy.