In a world where “do it yourself” projects are everywhere, the practice of law is one area where handling things on your own is usually not a good idea. While there are numerous DIY books and websites claiming they can help you represent yourself in a bankruptcy filing, most of them only provide general guidance and do not address matters that are specific to the jurisdiction where you live.
The legal system is complex and difficult to successfully navigate without the proper training and experience. There are many rules, procedures, deadlines and other “legal traps” that you can get into if you don’t know what you are doing. As a result, you can spend more time and money than you would by simply hiring a lawyer to represent you.
Additionally, an attorney can assist you with bankruptcy planning. Having a specific strategy for when and how to file can be beneficial. A lawyer can review your financial circumstances and help anticipate any issues that may arise in your case. He or she can also help you resolve those issues before they become major problems.
Finally, a bankruptcy lawyer can help ensure you get the filing done right the first time. It is critical to include all of your debt, file the proper financial disclosures, meet deadlines and timely obtain your discharge order. When you have discharged thousands of dollars and obtained a fresh financial start, you will consider the fee you paid your attorney the best money ever spent!
The “defender of the little guy,” DeLadurantey Law Office. LLC. handles bankruptcy matters (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) in Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, and Milwaukee County, including the municipalities of Bayside, Brown Deer, Cudahy, Fox Point, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Oak Creek, River Hills, Shorewood, St. Francis, Wauwatosa, West Allis, and Whitefish Bay. The firm also can handle your debt negotiations, debt relief, and mortgage loan modifications. Contact DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC by phone: (414) 377-0518. Like us on Facebook.