If you’ve been browsing online for a Charlotte bankruptcy attorney, you’ve probably come across the phrase “Cheap Bankruptcy Attorney” more than once. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a situation where cost matters more, than when you’re running low on money already. I encourage all of my clients to comparison shop attorney’s fees—it’s their right, and it makes sense. I also encourage them to focus on making sure they require a few things of the attorney they choose. If you want a fee quote I’m happy to provide one– here is the link for requesting Bankruptcy Fees.
Make Sure It’s A Law Firm
You can file on your own. You can file with the help of a non-attorney. These options exist. But when you’re filing bankruptcy, it’s important that you get the guidance you need and usually that requires the knowledge of a bankruptcy attorney. In exchange for paying the going rate for an attorney, you get competent legal representation, someone who has a relationship with the bankruptcy trustees, and accountability. Each of these elements helps to insure the success of your filing.
Demand The Attention You Deserve
Your attorney should be available. They may not answer their phone every time you call but calls should be returned quickly and if the bankruptcy lawyer doesn’t have the answer you need, you should get an informed response as soon as the lawyer has a chance to research the answer.
You Should Feel Respected
You’re going through a challenging time. In my opinion, you should feel that your attorney is respectful of that. This respect can manifest itself by the attorney taking extra time to explain a concept to you, or offering some alternative ways to exchange information—essentially the attorney should strive to make the process as painless as possible for you, the client.
You shouldn’t have to call your attorney for updates. Ask your Charlotte bankruptcy lawyer how often you should expect to hear from them with updates on your case. Mark your calendar, so both you and your attorney follow through. If you have questions, your attorney should make you feel comfortable calling at any time to ask those.
Get a Bankruptcy Attorney Referral
Your bankruptcy lawyer should plenty of names and phone numbers they can provide you so that you can reach out to their existing or past clients and ask how the experience was. Did things go smoothly? Was the attorney able to accomplish what he promised he would accomplish? In the end, were the fees as quoted or agreed upon?
I believe that one of my primary jobs as a bankruptcy attorney is to educate. It’s why this blog exists. The information here is free and I hope it makes you feel more comfortable with your options in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I also hope it makes you feel more comfortable in your choice as to which Charlotte bankruptcy attorney is going to assist you.
If you have questions or would like to discuss your options, please email me HERE or call 704.749.7747 today. Call today, and tomorrow will be different.