Filing for bankruptcy can be a daunting process without a qualified bankruptcy attorney.
You will need to figure out what option to file for, when to file, how long the process could take, what will happen to your assets, and more.
This process can become much less stressful if you find the right bankruptcy attorney.
When you have a good attorney, the stress of choosing a filing option and submitting the paperwork will be alleviated as they will walk you through the entire process. They will serve as an advocate when your claim is submitted to a court.
Additionally, they will be able to answer whatever questions you may have about the filing procedures, and bankruptcy overall.
It may sound difficult to find the right attorney, but with some of the information below, you will be better prepared to find the right bankruptcy attorney for your specific needs.
The first thing to know is where to find these attorneys. First, check out Blue Bee Bankruptcy, chosen as the best bankruptcy law firm in Salt Lake City.
Because you will want an attorney who specifically specializes in bankruptcy, you should first check the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
The NACBA is dedicated to helping the average consumer find a qualified bankruptcy attorney. This organization requires a membership for attorneys to join. They have over 4000 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Another place to search is the American Bar Association. Similar to the NACBA, the ABA requires attorneys to have a membership. Unlike the NACBA, the ABA has attorneys of all types, not just bankruptcy, so you will have to do a little more digging to find the type of attorney you are looking for.
If you feel comfortable, you can also ask around. More people than you realize have filed for bankruptcy, so friends, family, or colleagues may have good recommendations on attorneys.
When searching for a bankruptcy attorney, make sure you schedule a consultation before signing a contract with them.
In this initial meeting, it is important that you ask some questions to make sure that they are the right fit for your situation.
You want to learn more about their experience in this area of law, the fees associated with hiring them for your case, and overall if you feel like you could work with them.
It is extremely important to find an attorney who has real experience working on bankruptcy cases. There are various filing options, deadlines, paperwork, and proceedings that are all part of filing for bankruptcy.
If your attorney is not an expert in all areas of bankruptcy, this could have negative impacts on you or cause you to lose out on even more money.
Ask them questions to assess their knowledge on filing options. As mentioned before, there are a variety of filing options, including chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13.
To someone who has not filed before, learning the ins and outs of the filing options can easily add more stress onto an already stressful situation. Ensure that the attorney knows about each of these options in detail.
Finally, ask about the fees that they require for their work. Learn what exactly is included in this fee.
For some attorneys, a fee will cover everything from determining if you qualify for bankruptcy to actually filing the paperwork for you.
In general, the more complex the case, the more it will cost to hire them. Depending on what filing option you choose, hiring a bankruptcy lawyer could cost you anywhere from $500 to $6000. Make sure you know what you will be paying and what services you will be receiving in return.
At Blue Bee Bankruptcy, our lawyers are highly experienced in the various filing options. More importantly, we understand that each case we receive is unique and each client has different needs and goals.
We strive to help our clients rebuild their lives and take steps toward a better financial future through filing.
If you’re dealing with the potential of bankruptcy, give us a call. Our team will work to help you by reviewing all of the options our firm has available. We will ensure you’ll get the best possible outcome for your situation.
Get in touch today so we can start working on either halting bankruptcies or preventing them from taking place altogether!
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