Tips For Choosing A Bankruptcy Lawyer
Are you facing bankruptcy and not sure where to turn? If you are having problems paying your bills and feel like bankruptcy is a good choice for you, there are a number of lawyers in the Chester, Montgomery, Berks and, Philadelphia counties who can help. Before you settle on the first bankruptcy lawyer you come upon make sure to choose the right kind of lawyer, because not doing so will give your case a high chance of being rejected by the court.
Bankruptcy Lawyer Attributes
Work With Someone Familiar with Local Laws
Since this area covers various different states, it is imperative that you work with a lawyer who knows bankruptcy law in the state or county that you live in. At Jeanne Marie Cella we are familiar and work with clients from the Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Philadelphia counties. In addition to knowing the local laws, your bankruptcy attorney needs to explain the basics about chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, read our articles about both bankruptcies here and here. It goes without saying that you need to understand your attorney’s explanation thereby fostering good communication.
Experience & Affordability
This should go without saying, but too many people will choose a young, inexperienced lawyer over one with experience since they believe younger lawyers charge less. This is certainly not always the case, and choosing a young lawyer could be a big mistake. Ideally, it is best to choose a lawyer with experience versus one who charges less, leading to the next point. Affordability. It is also important to reach out to a bankruptcy lawyer who is affordable. If you are considering bankruptcy, money is obviously a concern of yours. Look for a lawyer who offers a free consultation, one who will give you the cost information up front and don’t be afraid to compare prices and ask questions about any fees that you are unsure of.
Work With A Caring and Compassionate Attorney
Finally, you should only work with a bankruptcy lawyer who is caring and compassionate. You should feel as if they care about you as a person, your situation and that they care about your case. It is imperative that their actions are in your best interest. If you feel like just another client, move on and find a new lawyer. You can find out quickly if an attorney is caring by setting up appointments with attorneys who offer a free in-person consultation.
Facing bankruptcy is never an easy decision, but when you have the right lawyer on your side, the process can go very smoothly. Start contacting local bankruptcy lawyers, today. The sooner you have a trustworthy attorney on your side, the sooner you will be able to look upon brighter days.