If you’re dealing with bankruptcy then you are most likely dealing with a bankruptcy lawyer and you may wonder what a bankruptcy lawyer does. Oftentimes people file for bankruptcy they’re hoping to get out from under burdensome debt and sometimes this can give you a sense of relief when the bankruptcy case is over. However you should ensure that you understand the process and you know that filling out these forms can be daunting.
And because these forms are not process or show daunting, that is typically where you want to hire bankruptcy lawyers such as the ones available at Pioletti, Pioletti & Nichols. When you work with a bankruptcy lawyer, not only do you receive legal advice but you also have somebody who is going to help you handle the paperwork from start to finish.
When you are working with the bankruptcy lawyer you should be able to expect competence. Not all bankruptcy cases are going to be complicated, but they are not going to be easy because of all the laws and rules involved in filing bankruptcy. Therefore you need to know that your lawyer is going to be competent and they should have the skill level necessary to handle your case.
Often times the difficulty of your bankruptcy is determined by the facts of your case, whether you are filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, whether the bankruptcy trustee will sell any of your property (this depends on if your case is an asset or no asset bankruptcy case), whether you own any small businesses, and the involvement of bankruptcy litigation.
Usually your lawyer can tell you if they are a good fit by explaining if they have represented clients in similar situations. You should not be afraid to ask your lawyer about their experience in the similar situation, you should ask how they handled that case and whether they won.
You should be able to expect sound legal advice from your bankruptcy lawyer, usually a retainer agreement which is the contact that you and your attorney will sign that is going to a lot of the services that your bankruptcy lawyer is going to provide for you. Your bankruptcy lawyer’s job is to provide you with competent advice about the process. You can expect your lawyer to tell you whether filing for bankruptcy would be in your best interest and if it is, you should also learn from your lawyer whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 will help you achieve your financial goals. If Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is not what you need to be filing your lawyer is going to be able to tell you another type of bankruptcy to file. Your lawyer should also be able to tell you what you can expect during the bankruptcy process and whether your case is going to involve any difficulties or risks.
You should also be able to expect your bankruptcy lawyer to pair and file all paperwork. Filing bankruptcy is a lot of paperwork, and almost all lawyers have specialized software that prepare and file your required paperwork with the court. This ensures that your paperwork is in proper order.