Choosing the right bankruptcy attorney to represent you can be one of the most important and difficult decisions you make in your case. There are many factors to consider in selecting your lawyer, but below are a few basic questions he/she should answer before you sign a retainer agreement:
- Should I be filing bankruptcy? It is crucial that your lawyer is honest with you about your finances and whether bankruptcy is the best debt relief option for you. A good attorney will explain your various options and help you weigh the pros and cons of each of them.
- Do you have experience handling similar bankruptcy cases? You should never assume that the lawyer has experience handling matters similar to yours. You should make a point of asking the lawyer what percentage of his/her practice is focused on bankruptcy and how many years he/she has been practicing.
- What are the consequences of filing a bankruptcy? Your attorney should be able to help you understand all of the advantages and disadvantages of filing for bankruptcy protection.
- What will it cost? Your lawyer may charge a flat rate, but it is essential that you have a clear understanding of what services are (and are not!) included in the flat fee. You should also ask how much you will be required to pay for court fees and other administrative expenses.
Selecting the right bankruptcy lawyer is crucial. Take time to interview and get to know your lawyer. Ultimately, it is important to choose somebody you trust and feel comfortable representing you.
If you would like a down-to-earth approach and a lawyer who will listen carefully to all your questions and concern, call DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC,at (414) 377-0518. We serve clients primarily in the areas of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, debt negotiations and defending foreclosure actions. If you live in the area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, call us for the debt relief assistance you need. Visit our web site and like us on Facebook.