Finding yourself in need of an attorney can be stressful. Typically, cost is a concern when considering retaining an attorney for legal services, especially for a bankruptcy-related matter. If you come across an attorney with pricing that is too good to be true, it might be. You will want to dig deeper before moving forward.
Having a skilled consumer attorney by your side will likely outweigh the cost of retaining a lawyer to file bankruptcy. But before you hire anyone, you need to meet with different attorneys to find a good fit for your situation. Most attorneys offer free consultations, so take the time to “shop around.” Remember, you need to feel comfortable with the attorney with whom decide to work. The bankruptcy process takes time and you want to work with someone you trust.
When it comes to attorney costs, fees will vary. Be sure that you get a breakdown of what each attorney will do for you for their quoted pricing. Sometimes, the attorney can negotiate to come up with pricing that will work for both of you. Keep in mind that the cheapest or most expensive lawyer may not be the best option for you.
Ask questions: What can you expect throughout the filing process? Will the attorney attend hearings with you? What are the filing fees? What are the attorney fees? You want to be sure that there are no hidden fees or charges that could dramatically change the quoted price you receive at your consultation.
Legal services are not cheap, but they do afford you the benefit of working with a skilled professional. We recommend calling our office today to set up a consultation to discuss the best options for you.