If you are facing foreclosure or simply need to file a Chapter 13 case for some other reason, you have some important decisions to make. At the point in time that you decide to file bankruptcy, there will remain, at least, one more important, crucial decision for you to make: will you file pro se – on your own – or will you file with the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney? Should you decide to enlist professional legal representation, you will be required to yet again make an important decision: who will you hire to represent you in your bankruptcy case?
Hiring an attorney to assist and represent you in a Chapter 13 case may not be an easy task since there are so many to choose from in Utah. With so many attorneys advertising their services, it is difficult to determine from an ad who has the necessary knowledge to ensure that your rights are fully asserted and protected in a bankruptcy case.
Word of mouth may be the best way to learn who may help you in your unique situation. If you have a vast amount of time, schedule interviews with several bankruptcy attorneys so you may judge each one personally from your one-on-one interaction. Take advantage of the fact that most bankruptcy attorneys provide free consultations. You may find that the attorney who seems the most knowledgeable may not have the interpersonal skills that you are seeking, and a less experienced yet capable attorney with such skills is a better fit for you. No matter how experienced an attorney is, if you don’t feel comfortable with the lawyer during the first meeting, you’ll want to continue your search for the right Chapter 13 attorney for you.
Know your expectations before you meet with an attorney. Are you looking for the most experienced attorney – someone who has filed a large number of Chapter 13 cases? Do you want someone who will answer your calls and hold your hand throughout the bankruptcy case? Always make sure that you meet with, at least, two attorneys and take advantage of a second opinion.
Realize that, like other goods and services in life, you often get what you pay for when you hire an attorney. Ultimately, you are hiring an attorney for their experience and your cost will be based on this experience. The advice that an attorney provides is based upon his or her experience so realize that this is what you are primarily paying for and relying upon to get the most out of your bankruptcy case.
An attorney who can clearly and concisely explain the law, who listens to your ideas, and who explains possible scenarios and provides recommendations for dealing with each of these scenarios is an attorney worth considering to handle your Chapter 13 case, Theron Morrison and the attorneys at the Morrison Law Group listen to our clients and always work on behalf of their best interests.
One of the Morrison Law Group’s qualified and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys can answer any bankruptcy debtor’s questions about filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. Call 801.456.9933 today to schedule a FREE consultation. We have locations in Ogden, Logan, Sandy, and St. George to serve the residents of the counties of Weber, Cache, Salt Lake, Utah, Morgan, Davis, Washington, and surrounding areas.