By My Financial Corner, Jul 29 2013 01:52AM
A bankruptcy attorney is one specialized in the legal criterion of bankruptcy. An efficient bankruptcy lawyer will help you to file bankruptcy. Pro se bankruptcies, i.e. self-filed bankruptcies have increased in the recent years. However, one naïve to legal regulations may opt for help from a specialized bankruptcy attorney. An attorney would take care of all the paperwork and submit it to the court. Your eligibility criteria for filing bankruptcy under Chapter 7 and 13 are to be evaluated and an experienced bankruptcy attorney can do so with accuracy. At certain circumstances, you may find it better to negotiate facts with your creditors and an accredited bankruptcy lawyer may assist you in this.
Finding a reliable bankruptcy attorney
You may find an efficient, experienced and trustworthy bankruptcy attorney through the following ways:
State bar association
Every state runs a bar association, which registers practicing and experienced bankruptcy attorneys in your region. You can easily locate your state bar association by searching over the internet. You can Google the keywords ‘state bar’ combined with your state’s name. State bar associations provide attorney referral services, connecting you to well-reputed lawyers within your county. State bar associations are reliable sources that also enlist experiences, career-draft and complaints about attorneys. So you may come to know if any disciplinary action has been taken against a lawyer.
Check if the attorney is affiliated by the NACBA The NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys) provide beneficial resources for individuals troubled with debts. If any lawyer is associated with this reliable organization, you may consider him as efficient and experienced. NACBA is a prestigious organization of consumer bankruptcy.
Contact local bankruptcy court
Your local bankruptcy court may offer contacts and addresses of specialized bankruptcy attorneys practicing in that court. The court does not specifically endorse any lawyer in particular but on enquiry of people, the court may offer contact information of a few attorneys practicing in the court for consumer convenience.
Contact regional law organizations
There might be several legal organizations present in your region. You may contact those law associations individually and book appointments with specialized bankruptcy attorneys who work in those associations or offer their services via it. Of course, check if the initial appointment is free of cost, as you would definitely dislike paying for each consultation.
You can find a reliable bankruptcy attorney through the following ways. Keep the budget decided that you would like to spend in hiring an attorney. Consult the attorney on additional charges that you may need to pay for the case. An attorney may charge you in compact or individually (attorney fees + case cost). You may book appointments with multiple attorneys so that you can pick up a suitable lawyer who is experienced, efficient, and reliable and fits within your budget. You can also request an attorney to display a record of bankruptcy cases handled by him. You will need to cooperate with your attorney in every step. You need to open up with circumstances you have been through and your specific needs so that you may receive sufficient assistance from your attorney.
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