1 1 FREE REPORT How to Choose the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for Your Case -Brought to you by, Inc. Before selecting a bankruptcy Attorney, here are four things you should know and consider: 1. Your first consultation should be directly with an Attorney, not a paralegal or legal assistant, and it should be free of charge. 2. The law firm should specialize in bankruptcy and have the resources and experience to provide you with excellent representation. 3. Each Attorney in the law firm should file no more than 30 cases per month. 4. The attorney or firm you select should be a member of the Better Business Bureau in good standing.
2 1. Your first consultation should be directly with an Attorney, not a paralegal or legal assistant, and it should be free of charge. Demand to speak to a licensed Attorney on your first consultation. If a law firm tries to set up your first consultation with a paralegal, run don t walk the other way. When trying to make the difficult decision of whether to file for bankruptcy, it is crucial that your first consultation is free of charge, and with an experienced bankruptcy Attorney, not a paralegal or legal assistant. Only an experienced Attorney can answer your important legal questions, give you insight into the complex field of bankruptcy law, and help you decide whether filing for bankruptcy is in your best interest, and if so which chapter of bankruptcy is most appropriate for your circumstances. Having an Attorney review your circumstances from the beginning will lay the foundation for your case and can be the difference between a successful bankruptcy filing and a failure. Some law firms will try to save themselves time and money, at your expense, by allowing your case to be evaluated by a legal assistant or a paralegal. These law firms are doing you a disservice by putting your important legal matter in the hands of someone who isn t qualified. These law firms will try to comfort you by saying that everything discussed in the meeting gets reviewed by an Attorney for a recommendation. However, this is simply a bad practice. For one, it is against the law for anybody other than a licensed Attorney to give you legal advice. How can a paralegal or a legal assistant talk to you about your individual circumstances without giving you some form of legal advice. Additionally, what if the paralegal doesn t explain your case to the Attorney accurately, or misconstrues some important aspect of your case. We all know that as information is repeated from one person to the next, it loses its accuracy; the elementary school game 2
3 Telephone has taught us that the original message changes drastically as it is passed on from one person to the next. You can t afford to take this risk, not when you re contemplating making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. Finally, you should demand to speak to an Attorney because it s your hard earned money, and you should only spend it with a law firm that appreciates your business and values your time enough to let you speak with an actual Attorney during your first consultation. Additionally, if the Attorneys at a law firm are too busy to meet with you in the beginning when they are trying to "earn" your business, how busy do you think they will be once they have your money? Probably too busy to return your important phone calls or answer your legal questions The law firm should specialize in bankruptcy and have the resources and experience to provide you with excellent representation. Believe it or not, size does matter. Some law firms only have one Attorney to handle all of the legal work, questions, and issues that may arise. The question then becomes: who is going to help you while this one Attorney is at court, or when this Attorney is in a consultation with another client? Further, selecting a law firm that has more than one Attorney provides you with the benefit of having multiple legal minds working on your behalf should your case hit a road bump and need additional strategic planning. For these reasons, you should consider selecting a law firm that has at least two full time attorneys available to help you. Additionally, some law firms do a little of this and a little of that, but haven t really become experts at any one particular area of the law; as the saying goes, a jack of all trades is a master of none.
4 Bankruptcy is a unique and complex area of the law and it takes an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to successfully navigate through all of its intricacies. This is why you should choose a law firm that specializes in bankruptcy. A law firm that specializes in bankruptcy will have the experience of filing hundreds, if not thousands of cases. You as the client will benefit from this experience as the law firm will be able to use the lessons learned in previous cases to help predict the outcome of your case Each Attorney in the law firm should file no more than 30 cases per month One way to determine if a law firm is biting off more than they can chew is by inquiring how many bankruptcy cases the law firm files each month. An Attorney practicing in the area of bankruptcy should be filing no more than 30 cases per month. A law firm that files more than 30 cases a month per Attorney will likely stretch the Attorney too thin to focus on the details of your case, which may result in poor communication with you as the client, and inferior work quality. Consequently, you should probably stay away from one man Attorney firms that file 50 plus cases per month or the two man Attorney firms that file 75 or more cases per month. Another way to determine if a bankruptcy law firm is taking on more than it can handle is to ask how long it takes to prepare and file your bankruptcy case once you have paid your legal fees and submitted the required documentation. Some law firms take 3 4 weeks to prepare a bankruptcy case once they have received your final documents. This is a sign that the bankruptcy firm is overworked. You should choose a firm who has a policy of preparing and filing
5 5 your case within 10 days from when you have paid the fees and turned in your documents. 4. The attorney or firm you select should be a member of the Better Business Bureau in good standing. The Better Business Bureau is an organization which strives to make sure that people are doing business with trustworthy and reputable businesses in the community. Companies must meet certain standards of trust and conduct in their business dealings set forth by the BBB in order to be accredited. Making certain that the law firm you select is a current member of the Better Business Bureau and in good standing is very important. This will provide you with the peace of mind that they are a legitimate firm and will do everything in their power to make your experience go as smoothly as possible. If the firm you select is not a member of the BBB then it may be a warning flag that their client service is not up to par. There are many business review sources available, however many of them are not credible and do not have the same standards as the BBB. The Better Business Bureau does their due diligence when a complaint is filed against a business by thoroughly investigating the matter and working to reach an agreeable resolution between both parties. The BBB holds local businesses accountable for their action which in turn ensures that members of the community are getting quality goods and services., Inc. is a bankruptcy law firm committed to raising the bar in bankruptcy representation. We feel you deserve only the highest quality legal representation in your bankruptcy matter, which is why we have created this free report on how to choose a bankruptcy attorney. We wish you the best in finding a bankruptcy attorney to represent you, and we hope that you won t settle for anything less than a bankruptcy law firm who meets these standards.
6 6 We invite you to learn more about our law firm by visiting us on the web at In the meantime, here is a little information about our law firm: At, Inc. your initial consultation is always with an experienced bankruptcy Attorney, not a paralegal or a legal assistant. We value you as a client, and we won t waste your time by having you consult with someone who is not qualified to give you the valuable legal advice you deserve. Further, our law firm is one of the biggest consumer bankruptcy law firms in the area with 3 full time Attorneys to serve you. We have the experience that comes with filing thousands of bankruptcy cases, and we limit our case load to 30 or fewer bankruptcy cases a month per Attorney. This is done to ensure we have ample resources to fully service our client s legal interests and provide our clients with a high level of service in responding promptly to questions and concerns. We also guarantee speedy turn around times with our case filings. Our law firm s policy is to thoroughly prepare your case within 7 10 days from when we receive the requested documentation. At, the client comes first. We take pride in our excellent service rating with the Better Business Bureau, and are even more proud of what our clients and former clients have to say about us on our client testimonial page, posted on our website. Here, at Attorney Debt Reset, we like to think that we make starting over as simple as pushing the reset button. So if you would like to find out more about bankruptcy or if would like to inquire about other possible debt relief options, contact us today, and push the reset button on your debt for good.
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