When you are struggling financially and considering filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, the last thing you need is to retain a bad lawyer. Like most things in life, not all lawyers are equal. Thus, it is important to follow a few important steps in selecting the best attorney to represent you:
- Retainer Agreement. The law requires an attorney to present you with a retainer agreement, which outlines the responsibilities of both parties. If a lawyer does not provide this type of contract to you, it is time to reconsider hiring him/her.
- Proficiency. When you hire a lawyer, it is imperative to find one that has experience in handling bankruptcy cases similar to your matter. Bankruptcy law and bankruptcy court procedures can be complex, so you want your lawyer to be skilled in handling any issues that may come your way.
- Reputation. The Internet provides you with lots of information about the lawyer’s credentials and reputation. Spending a little bit of time researching what other clients have to say about the lawyer is well worth the effort.
- Trust. You should listen to your “gut instinct” when hiring an attorney. You want somebody that you feel comfortable with and that you can trust. A good indicator of an attorney you can trust is if the lawyer will answer your questions fully and in a way that you understand.
Finally, it is important to remember that going with the cheapest lawyer is not always the best way to save money. Having the right attorney on your side can mean you have a better chance of keeping your assets, having your case go smoothly, and discharging the maximum amount of debt.
The “Milwaukee Bankruptcy Attorneys,” DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC handle Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, as well as student loan assistance, debt negotiations, debt relief, mortgage loan modifications, and foreclosure defense and debtor’s rights matters. We serve the areas of Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, and Waukesha County, including the municipalities of Big Bend Village, Brookfield City, Brookfield Town, Butler Village, Chenequa Village, Delafield City, Delafield Town, Dousman Village, Eagle Town, Eagle Village, Elm Grove Village, Genesee Town, Hartland Village, Lac La Belle Village, Lannon Village, Lisbon Town, Menomonee Falls Village, Merton, Town, Merton Village, Mukwonago Town, Mukwonago Village, Muskego City, Nashotah Village, New Berlin City, North Prairie Village, Oconomowoc City, Oconomowoc Lake Village, Oconomowoc Town, Ottawa Town, Pewaukee City, Pewaukee Village, Summit Town, Sussex Village, Vernon Town, Wales Village, Waukesha City, and Waukesha Town. Call DeLadurantey Law Office by phone at (414) 377-0518.