Finding the right bankruptcy lawyer may be the difference between a successful bankruptcy and a nightmare. Choosing a lawyer you can talk to is critical because the basic bankruptcy bargain is full disclosure in exchange for discharge of debts. You’ll be disclosing lots of information normally held confidential. But there’s more. It’s not just a […]
How Much Should You Pay To Get Out Of Debt?
Shop for a bankruptcy lawyer, and you’ll end up wondering what bankruptcy should cost. When you’re flat broke and under pressure, cheaper sure looks better. If a lawyer will do your Chapter 7 for $600, what’s the point of paying $1000? Or even $2000? Like answers to many legal questions, it depends. Bankruptcy relief depends on […]
How To Pick A Bankruptcy Lawyer
How do you pick a bankruptcy lawyer when you’ve never hired any lawyer and never before considered filing bankruptcy? What do you ask a bankruptcy lawyer to determine if the lawyer is the right one for you? After all, the conversation has to move beyond “what does bankruptcy cost?” Financial troubles are tough and bankruptcy […]
Bankruptcy Questions Have Few Quick Answers
The caller to my law office kept telling my assistant: I just want to ask Cathy a question. To which my assistant replied: you need to first fill out our questionnaire and make an appointment. But I don’t want a meeting, I just want to ask a question. At which point, both sides of the call […]
The Bankruptcy Problem Your Lawyer Can’t Fix
Everyone considering bankruptcy faces the question of what to tell their lawyer. Sometimes it’s a problem you don’t want to face yourself, or a debt your spouse doesn’t know about. The problem even the best bankruptcy lawyer can’t fix is the one you hide. Maybe it’s a claim you hope to bring after the bankruptcy. You’re […]
What Should Bankruptcy Cost?
Pick a cheap bankruptcy lawyer and it could really cost you. We’re trained as consumers to find the lowest price for stuff we buy. But picking a lawyer is not the place for economy. But how can you know what a bankruptcy should cost when you’ve never hired a lawyer before and you don’t want […]
Does My Bankruptcy Lawyer Need To Be From My City?
If you’re inclined pull up a map application to find a bankruptcy lawyer, I gotta ask: is proximity really the most important factor? Not by a mile. You want an experienced, local lawyer, but “local” means active before the judges in the federal judicial district where you live. It doesn’t mean having an office around […]
Why You Don’t Want A Bankruptcy Attorney To Fight For You
Everyone wants a good bankruptcy lawyer when they’re considering filing bankruptcy. So, how do you measure a good bankruptcy lawyer? We Fight For You! screamed the on-line headline for a bankruptcy law firm. That firm clearly thought willingness to fight was the measure. While I applaud the firm’s energy and commitment, I question their focus. […]
What Does A Bankruptcy Lawyer Do For You
Lawyers cost money and you’re considering bankruptcy because you don’t have enough money. What would a bankruptcy lawyer do for you? The existence of official bankruptcy forms make it seem that bankruptcy is just filling out forms. Unfortunately, that isn’t so. Forms are only part of the picture. An important part, but not the whole […]