Choosing a Bankruptcy Attorney
April 1, 2016
Once you’ve decided to file for bankruptcy, the next important decision you have to make is choosing the right bankruptcy attorney. If you’re completely new to the process, as most people are, this can be stressful and overwhelming.
Use these tips to help you select an expert that’s best for your current financial situation.
- Study their credentials. When it comes to filing for bankruptcy, it’s important to select someone credible, with experience in your specific type of bankruptcy case. Don’t be afraid to call and ask questions, including how many clients like you they’ve represented in the past, what they can offer you in terms of their expertise, and how up-to-date they are with current bankruptcy laws and statues. You can also contact your state bar association. Attorney George Belche comes to you as a member of the Georgia State Bar, the American Bar, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and can offer you 18 years of experience in bankruptcy and consumer debt counseling.
- Choose someone who makes you feel comfortable. Filing for bankruptcy is a tough, emotional time for anyone, and the client/attorney relationship is critical. It’s perfectly acceptable for you to pass on a lawyer if they don’t feel right for you. You want an attorney that’s passionate about your case and that’s open to alternative solutions for your financial situation. At Bankruptcy Gwinnett, one of our top priorities is treating our clients with the sensitivity and respect they deserve, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have to help ease your mind.
- Make sure it’s clear exactly what you’re paying for. When choosing a bankruptcy attorney, it’s important to select someone transparent who’s clear about payments and fees. After you’ve selected someone to represent you, read your agreement so that you understand exactly where your fee money is going to go. Some things that should generally be included are consultations, analysis of your financial situation, preparation of paperwork, follow-ups, petition review, and meetings and any follow-ups with creditors.
For more information on living a debt-free life post-bankruptcy, contact the Law Office of George R. Belche today.
George R. Belche, Attorney at Law
Lawrenceville, GA 30046