When you show up for your initial consultation with a bankruptcy attorney you need to be ready to answer some questions about your financial situation and what you are hoping to achieve.
You also need to be ready with some questions for the attorney. After all, you will be placing an important part of your life in this person’s hands. You deserve to be comfortable with their answers so you can heave peace of mind about the road ahead.
“Is Bankruptcy The Right Choice For Me?”: Thousands of consumers and businesses each year are able to restructure their financial situation and be free from crushing debt by filing for bankruptcy. However, bankruptcy is not the only solution or the best solution for everyone.
Your attorney should be able to provide you with information on all of the options available to you, allowing you to make an informed decision about how to proceed.
“How Much Involvement Will This Take On My End?” The bankruptcy process can be very complex, and you are already stressed out due to your debt and the seemingly never-ended harassment from creditors. It’s completely understandable if you want a break.
Your bankruptcy attorney should be able to set expectations surrounding your involvement in your bankruptcy case. In most cases, client involvement is minimal and attorneys are able to handle the paperwork, case filings, and any necessary hearings before a judge.
“What Will My Future Look Like?” Bankruptcy lawyers cannot be expected to look into a crystal ball and predict your future, but they should be able to work with your goals in mind. That starts with determining what your ideal life after bankruptcy looks like and devising a strategy to make your reality as close to that as possible.
Now that you know what you need to ask, you are ready to explore your options with a proven bankruptcy attorney. Contact us today to arrange your initial consultation.