Making Certain You’ve Hired the Right Bankruptcy Counsel
Are you struggling to meet your financial obligations, either because of an illness that wasn’t fully covered by insurance, by a divorce or by the loss of a job? Are your prospects for a quick financial turnaround slim? Have you considered filing for bankruptcy, but don’t know where to start?
If you’ve never hired a lawyer before, the process of finding the right attorney for your situation can be intimidating at best. What should you look for when hiring a bankruptcy lawyer? What are the most important factors you need to consider when retaining bankruptcy counsel?
You want an attorney who has successfully helped people just like you in the past. When you’re interviewing candidates, ask how long they have been in practice and how many bankruptcies they’ve handled. Make certain they focus their practice on personal bankruptcy. It’s also beneficial to work with an attorney who has practiced in the bankruptcy court where your case will be filed, who knows the trustees and the judges.
The Best Legal Representation is Built on Trust
During the course of your bankruptcy filing, you’ll need to share private and confidential information with your attorney. You want to know that your lawyer has your best interests at heart, that he or she will listen carefully and work with you to identify and implement solutions that meet your unique needs.
Look for Personalized Counsel
Far too many bankruptcy practices are what are commonly referred to as “mills.” You’ll be one of a vast number of clients and will have little to no attention paid to the unique circumstances of your situation. Even if your bankruptcy is relatively uncomplicated, it will likely still have some unique aspects. Make certain your lawyer knows who you are and understands your individualized needs and objectives.
Contact Attorney Howard N. Sobel
At the office of Howard N. Sobel, we provide personal bankruptcy counsel to men and women throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact our office online or call us at 856-424-6400 to set up a free initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged upon request. We accept all major credit cards.
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