So, you know you want to file for bankruptcy. You may even know all the benefits and pitfalls and are ready to get started down the path to your fresh, new financial start.
However, if you are well informed, you should also know that bankruptcy is one thing you don’t want to go through alone. You need a qualified, experienced real estate lawyer who will guide you through the process wisely and compassionately.
After all, if you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy protection, you aren’t choosing this option on a whim. You’ve likely been in a bad financial situation for a long time. The harassing calls make you jump every time the phone rings. And, you know every crack in the ceiling from all those sleepless nights staring at it in despair.
If you are thinking about how to choose the right bankruptcy lawyer for your needs, there are certain questions you should be asking. Perhaps, the main question you want to ask is: “How much of your practice is devoted to bankruptcy cases?”
The reason the answer to this question is important is obvious; would you trust open heart surgery to a doctor who doesn’t know their way around an operating room? Of course not! You want the best. You want the surgeon who eats, sleeps and breathes heart surgery. You are going to choose the one who is at the top of their game, up to date on the latest best practices.
When you walk into a bankruptcy lawyer’s office, you assume that their primary practice is devoted to bankruptcy. However, that is not always the case. Many attorneys practice in a variety of areas of law. It’s not uncommon to find a lawyer who will take cases in personal injury, criminal defense and bankruptcy. Some sectors do intersect. However, a lawyer who is willing to take any case that comes their way may not give 100 percent of their attention to every particular area.
Bankruptcy can be a confusing area of the law. You want to hire an attorney who focuses primarily on bankruptcy. You want to ask how long the lawyer has been practicing in this area of the law. Your goal should be to find someone who has been helping people in South Jersey with bankruptcy filings for many years.
Joel R. Spivack, Esq. has been practicing bankruptcy law in South Jersey for more than 20 years. Contact him for a free, confidential consultation about your personal financial situation. Call today at toll free 856-488-1200.