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Top Tips to finding the best Bankruptcy Attorney
Applying for bankruptcy is a nerve wracking ordeal. There are several different bankruptcies that you can apply for and none of them are any less stressful than the other. Bankruptcy is supposed to make a lot of things go away so that you can get your life back in order but you generally don’t feel quite so liberated during the process. Bankruptcy has a lot of connotations that you are left with especially if you do it yourself and leave a lot of holes in the process. This isn’t good in the short or long-run and you have to make sure that you have proper legal counsel.
- Don’t just hire any attorney—hire a bankruptcy attorney: Contrary to popular belief; not just any attorney can handle bankruptcy correctly. Even those that seem to be into 10 different forms of law may advertise being a bankruptcy attorney. They may do a few cases here and there, but having one that specialized in bankruptcy is best. Bankruptcy is an area that an attorney can specialize in and nothing else because it isn’t as simple as you may think. There are many ramifications to consider that have to do with each individual case. Most cases are not the same.
- Check with the bankruptcy courts: Some states and towns have a bankruptcy court that will have a listing that you can have access to when choosing the attorney. You can also do this with your state bar association.
- Find out what’s best—large or small firm: Larger firms may or may not charge higher fees than smaller ones. Don’t get caught up in the myth. Do the research and make some calls before you go with a firm. You may find a gem!