According to the U.S. Court System, recent studies have found that 8 percent of those who file for bankruptcy have filed at least once before. Hiring a bankruptcy lawyer is a more common experience than one would think. There are some key questions to ask a bankruptcy lawyer should you be on the hunt for one.
First, it needs to be stated that your attorney must specialize in cases of bankruptcy. You’ll run the risk of being set up for failure should you not do your due diligence in hiring an attorney. Another important aspect to consider is how often the bankruptcy attorney has filed specialized cases in the past. This metric will indicate the level of experience and expertise a bankruptcy lawyer possesses.
Great questions will allow you to decide whether or not this legal professional is well-suited to handle your case and match your needs. Asking for a helpful, in-depth rundown of what exactly bankruptcy will be a telltale sign of the attorney’s expertise as well. A poor, surface-level explanation that you could’ve Googled isn’t a good sign for the hiring process.
More tips are given in the video linked above. Be sure to follow these instructions to make well-researched legal decisions.