Why My Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Better Than Yours

Hiring a bankruptcy attorney is a great way to feel less overwhelmed throughout the process of having to go through bankruptcy. Trying to figure out what you’re going to be dealing with without professional help is often a terrible idea. By finding a qualified attorney who can help you gain experience and understand what to expect, what you need and what you will get out of the process, you will be better prepared for bankruptcy than you think. Filing for bankruptcy is a serious step that requires excellent advice and the right representation.

Here’s how to find and choose the best bankruptcy attorney for you.

My Bar Practice Specialization

You need to make sure that the attorney you choose is good at handling bankruptcy cases and handles them frequently. Some lawyers handle just about every case you can think of. When you choose an attorney who specializes in bankruptcy, you are sure to receive the service and results that only true experts can provide. The laws and details of handling bankruptcy cases change all the time, so the better your bankruptcy specialist is at the bankruptcy process, the more likely you are to have a good experience. Choosing an attorney who handles bankruptcy proceedings almost exclusively is the best way to get the service and results you want without all the stress.

my attorney is accurate

Great work means your attorney pays attention to detail. He or she will really listen to you and personally handle the data entry of your important paperwork. The difference between having an “average” lawyer and a good one is like the difference between losing your car or house and protecting your valuables. It’s the difference between extra fees and months of extra time for your case to be a mess, and getting your case done quickly and easily.

my lawyer has experience

You want someone who handles a lot of cases but handles yours personally. Ask how many cases attorneys file each year. Now, some law firms will say “thousands of cases” because they are “factories” and lawyers do not handle cases themselves, but push this important legal work to paralegals and other non-lawyer personnel. If your attorney files a lot of cases, great! Just make sure he or she handles the case personally. I’m usually in New York and New Jersey, but I know a great attorney who works with me in my California office. He files thousands of documents each year, yet he manages and handles each of his cases personally. He is very rare. The more questions you ask, the better for you!

My attorney knows what he or she does

Most importantly, however, hiring a bankruptcy attorney will ensure that you gain a proper foothold in the legal process. California’s bankruptcy laws seem to be shrouded in myths, and if you’re not well versed in the legal process, you might miss important facts. For example, debt can be resolved with Chapter 7, while avoiding foreclosure is best resolved with Chapter 13. Handling these types of bankruptcy declarations ensures that extensive legal documentation is prepared – a task that can be done more efficiently by someone familiar with the system.

Remember, who you choose to handle your case is your business (make no mistake, bankruptcy law is a business). But having the right representation on your side, fighting for you can make a big difference in how easy the process is and how you get on the other side, so make sure you choose the right attorney for you.

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