How to Find a Bankruptcy Attorney
We believe that finding a bankruptcy attorney is fairly simple; all that you have to do is call The Sellers Law Firm! However, even we agree that before you hire a bankruptcy attorney that there are certain things that you should consider. We believe that you should always hire a bankruptcy attorney and that you should never try to represent yourself! Bankruptcy law is extremely complicated, and most people who try to represent themselves find that their cases are dismissed within a few months.
First, when considering which bankruptcy attorney to hire make sure that the attorney will put everything in writing. This should include what the fees will be and what services are being offered for those fees. At The Sellers Law Firm our Montgomery bankruptcy lawyers use an agreement which shows what our fees for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or a Chapter 13 debt consolidation plan will be. It also shows what services we offer and what the court cost will be for your case. This document is signed by both you and one of our Montgomery bankruptcy attorneys so that both parties clearly know what is expected.
When you begin your search for a bankruptcy attorney, you should look for attorneys whose focus is in bankruptcy law and avoid lawyers who practice consists of everything but the kitchen sink. A law firm who has a focus in only one or two areas of law would generally stay up-to-date on the most recent cases and laws. You should also accept referrals from family, friends, or even other lawyers who might have helped you in the past. Some employers have a group sponsored legal plans. If so, you should check to see if there are any bankruptcy attorneys in the legal plan. It does not necessarily mean that you should choose this attorney, but this is a good place to start. Finally and most importantly, one of the best places to look for a lawyer is on the internet. Look for a bankruptcy attorney who has a detailed website which should include a great deal of information about bankruptcy law. Usually this attorney is trying to make a case to show to potential clients that they are skilled in the subject matter.
When you go to meet with your chosen bankruptcy attorney make sure that you take a list of questions that you have. Be as specific as possible so that the attorney can answer all of the questions that you have. Also make a list of all of your debts and your expenses so that you can be able to discuss this in detail with the attorney. There is no such thing as too much information! Some of the questions you may want to ask the attorney are: how many years has he been practicing law, how many cases has he handled, what percentage of his practice is devoted to bankruptcy law, how will the attorney and his or her staff communicate with you. At The Sellers Law Firm we have been doing bankruptcy cases for three decades! Our Montgomery bankruptcy attorneys will communicate with you in a variety of ways. First we're always open to meet with you in person. Second we can call you when there are issues or there is information that we would need or when you have questions. Third, you can always email us. Fourth and finally, you may always text us at 334- LAWYERS.
At The Sellers Law Firm we not only want you to know the attorneys that will be representing you, but also the staff members that will be assisting you! We pride ourselves on the knowledge that our staff has compassion and the knowledge to help our clients. In all honesty we do not believe that we could have a better set of legal assistants and paralegals that assist us with your case and that can assist you with any questions that you may have.
We would love to discuss your potential Chapter7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 debt consolidation plan with you. All consultations are always free, and we can usually meet with you within 24 hours. We have offices located in Montgomery, Selma, Greenville, and Troy. Call us at 334-LAWYERS (529-9377) or use the “text us” link or Contact Form on our website. Remember that doing nothing changes nothing so act today!