If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, you need to choose your lawyer carefully. Who represents you will make a big difference in your results. Choosing the wrong lawyer can lead to serious complications down the road. Here are four things to look for when choosing a bankruptcy lawyer.
Experience and Accreditations
Make sure you choose a lawyer who is experienced and has a track record of success. Make sure to look for any accreditations and recognitions. Look for a lawyer who is a member of professional bar associations. You can usually find this information on their website or online profile.
Area of Specialty
When choosing a bankruptcy lawyer, you want a lawyer who specializes in bankruptcy. Don’t choose a lawyer who does a little bit of everything. You want someone who is well versed in the various legalities of bankruptcy. Anyone can advertise as being an expert in bankruptcy law, so make sure to look for a membership in a professional bankruptcy law association (we are a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys).
Don’t Trust Online Directories
Don’t look for an attorney in online directories. They may advertise as being unbiased. However, the truth is that many of them only list attorneys who pay membership fees.
Look for a lawyer who offers a free consultation. This is the best way to sit down with a legal expert and decide whether they are a good fit for you. You’ll find out how exactly they can help you, and you will be able to ask any questions you might have. Contact us for a free consultation today.