How to Choose the Right Bankruptcy Attorney
If you are planning to file for bankruptcy, there are several factors you should consider when choosing a bankruptcy attorney. The most important thing is going to be whether you feel comfortable with that attorney handling your case.
One of the questions you want to ask is whether the attorney prepares the work themselves or whether they’re going to be delegating that to a paralegal.
Secondly, you should find out if the attorney is going to be available to answer your questions when you need it and what the turnaround time on that will be.
You may also want to check their reviews online to see how other clients have interacted with that attorney and ensure that it’s a good fit for you. You can also interview them over the phone or at the office to make sure they are a good fit, and that you’re feeling comfortable with them.
It is advisable to go with an attorney who has an office in your state rather than going with a national law firm. This is because if you hire an out of state attorney, you may not know if they are up to speed on all the state laws in your area, and the local customs.
Hiring a local, a local attorney increases the likelihood that they’re available to you and you’re not just dealing with a paralegal in some national law firm.