By Robert J. Semrad | Published June 30 2015 |
How to Choose the Best Bankruptcy Attorney for You
As soon as you have made the decision to file for bankruptcy, it’s important to get in touch with an attorney who can help you through the process. But which qualities should you look for in your potential bankruptcy lawyer?
The following are a few tips to consider:
- Professionalism. Your potential attorney should be completely dedicated to the field of bankruptcy, constantly staying up to date with the latest news and developments in the field and having all of the special certifications needed in the field. Experience is a big part of professionalism, and attorneys who have been practicing law for a number of years are likely to have gained the trust of their clients.
- Willingness to discuss alternatives. Bankruptcy might not necessarily be your best option to deal with all of your financial issues, so if there are other, better options available, a good lawyer will present them to you. You should never feel that your attorney is forcing you to choose a particular option. Instead, there should be an open and honest discussion about all of your options.
- A passion for the process. The legal professional who represents you throughout the bankruptcy process should have a passion for the field and should care about providing thorough, dependable guidance and advice.
- Attentive service. There are many emotions involved in the bankruptcy process. A good lawyer is understanding of your feelings and able to help you manage those emotions while fine-tuning the process to fit your specific situation and goals. You should never feel like you’re just another client.