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How to Select a Bankruptcy Lawyer

how to select a bankruptcy lawyer

It’s a helpless feeling. But each day, hundreds of people throughout West Palm Beach file for bankruptcy as a last resort to pay off their debts. Whether you’re planning to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the process can be complex. Unless you’re an expert in bankruptcy law, tackling this complicated process alone is not a good option. Just one simple mistake can risk having your case thrown out of court. The key to resolving your problems is to get the advice and representation of an experienced and knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyer. Choosing the right bankruptcy attorney requires considerable research and thought. But the in the end, it could make the difference between getting back on track or facing further financial disaster.

One of the most important factors when it comes to hiring a bankruptcy attorney is to find someone with a proven track record of experience. While there may be brilliant young people recently out of law school, you generally want someone you can trust who understands all the bankruptcy laws applicable for the State of Florida. An experienced attorney is not only more familiar with state and local laws, they also tend to know the judges and the people who are involved in the bankruptcy process. Hiring an attorney can be expensive. But it’s vital to find an experienced and affordable lawyer to look out for your best interests and help to achieve your goals.

There are so many different types of attorneys. It’s important to hire a lawyer who concentrates on bankruptcy law. A bankruptcy lawyer generally has far more experience in his or her field than someone who practices law in different fields. If you’ve found a bankruptcy attorney in your area, take the time to review their website to make sure they have the credentials to represent your case. The website will contain information such as where the attorney graduated from law school, how long they have been practicing and additional information about the support staff.

Affordability is also a factor. Larger law firms generally charge more than their smaller counterparts.  However, small firms tend to provide more personalized attention for their clients. Take the time to contact the Palm Beach County Bar Association.  Check to see whether the attorney belongs to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. (NACBA).

Selecting the right bankruptcy attorney is crucial for your case.  When it comes to bankruptcy law in West Palm Beach, few attorneys can match the experience and familiarity with local and state laws better than Brian K. McMahon.  Whether you’re filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the law office of Brian K. McMahon P.A., can help provide the proper representation you need to help resolve your bankruptcy issues.