5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Bankruptcy Attorney

Choosing the right bankruptcy attorney greatly increases chances of getting a successful outcome for your case.  Your case could be jeopardized by an attorney who is unfamiliar with bankruptcy laws; meaning your assets could be at risk.

The good news is there are a few easy tips to keep in mind that may help you choose the right attorney:

  1. The attorney should specialize in bankruptcy laws.  An attorney who practices bankruptcy laws regularly understands proper procedures needed to handle your case.  A legal representative experienced in handling bankruptcy cases can help you avoid potential pitfalls, while helping you achieve a favorable outcome.
  2. A bankruptcy attorney should be familiar with bankruptcy laws.  This includes at the federal and state levels.  They should also be familiar with local and district bankruptcy regulations as well as area trustees.
  3. The attorney should have sufficient experience in handling bankruptcy cases.  It helps to seek an attorney who is familiar with handling situations similar to yours.
  4. The attorney fees should be reasonable. Compare fees by asking for a quote.  In many cases, an attorney may charge when your case is completed.  Fees may vary depending on which chapter you file and some districts have limitations on what attorneys can charge. Have them provide details of upfront costs so you know what to expect.
  5. Good communication should be established.  You should be able to get in touch with the attorney and they should return calls or emails in a timely manner.  Plus, good communication is important when you have questions or concerns about your case.