The first thing you need to do is start to call all of the bankruptcy attorneys who are in your area. When you call them the goal would be to get to know them but to also understand their price structure for the bankruptcy process.
When calling them you want to be sure to ask a lot of questions. These questions should include questions like;
How long has your law firm been in business?
How many bankruptcies do you handle in a year?
How much do you charge for a bankruptcy filing?
How long does the process take?
Do you mind if I interview you in person?
After you have called the bankruptcy attorney’s in your area and get a good feel for who they are and how they operation you want to go and visit the top #3 bankruptcy attorney’s on your list.
When you go and visit these attorneys you want to get into the specifics of what the bankruptcy will entail. You want to meet the attorney who will be handling your case. You want to learn things such as what will be the best way to communicate with your attorney during the bankruptcy process (phone, email, text message).
Before making a final decision in who will represent you in bankruptcy court you want to review the attorney’s reviews online and make sure that they have a good reputation.
It is also a good idea to spend a day in bankruptcy court. This will let you see the attorney’s doing their work first-hand. You will also understand how these attorneys are treating their clients in the bankruptcy court.
Don’t hire an attorney just because they are the cheapest attorney on the block. This will more than likely also end up being a bad decision. Some attorney’s fees will be cheaper if they are startups and attempting to get their law firm going. Trying an option such as this could end up being a good deal. However, if a law firm has been in business for many years and they still have the lowest fees this should be considered a red flag.
Most bankruptcy attorneys will let you pay off their fees over several months. It is important that you ask them what their payment plans are. If you are in a very tight financial situation most bankruptcy attorney’s will set up a payment plan with you that matches your budget
Getting Your Finances Back In Order
When looking for a bankruptcy attorney you want to be sure to find one that takes an interest in helping you get back on your feet. In many states, if you file for bankruptcy you are required to take a class that will help you start managing your finances better.
That stated, we understand that many times bankruptcies are filed because of things that happen that are beyond our control such as a hospital visit or a loss of a job. That stated, a good bankruptcy attorney will still take an interest in making sure that you are able to get back on your feet financially.
If you are looking for a Tulsa Bankruptcy Attorney, please feel free to call us at 1-918-409-0634.