Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney

: Reese Baker & Associates

  Filed under: Bankruptcy Attorney

When you are overwhelmed in debt, the thought of paying for a bankruptcy lawyer and court fees can seem frustrating. Bankruptcy court fees vary by state, and they type of bankruptcy you are filing. The more paperwork for the clerk to process, the higher the cost. Attorney fees are basically the same way, the more work the lawyer has to do for your case, the higher the fee. The price can be affected by the complexity of the case, and if problems with the creditors are anticipated. The bankruptcy attorney fees should not be the only factor for your hiring decision.

Experience

  • Has the attorney you are considering handled cases similar to yours?
  • How many successful cases has the attorney handled in the past year?
  • Do they have experience with personal bankruptcy?

Service

  • What will you get for the initial fee?
  • Will the attorney or a paralegal go to all the meetings with you?
  • Who will answer your questions about your bankruptcy?
  • Will you get assistance in preparing your financial information?
  • Will there be extra fees for extra time?

Relationship

  • Does the attorney you are considering make you feel comfortable asking questions?
  • Are they approachable, or are you intimidated by them?
  • Do you feel like you can trust them to give you the best representation?

Tips

  • To save money and time, you may want to organize your financial papers before you meet with your attorney.
  • Stay involved in your case so you won’t be surprised at what comes next.
  • Get a free consultation with a bankruptcy attorney.
  • Have a list of questions ready before you meet with the attorney.

If you would like to learn more about how bankruptcy can help you in your situation, contact a Houston bankruptcy attorney today.