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Questions to Ask Your Bankruptcy Attorney before Filing Bankruptcy

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It is a big decision to file for bankruptcy. Potential clients often feel nervous before meeting with a bankruptcy lawyer. Because they don’t know any good attorneys or are just plain unfriendly, potential clients can be anxious before meeting with a bankruptcy attorney. This is a big decision so you want to be prepared. This is why you’re researching questions to ask your bankruptcy lawyer.

Choosing a Lawyer

After you have found the best bankruptcy lawyer, it is time to ask her the right questions. You can learn a lot from a short conversation about the bankruptcy lawyer you choose.

  • Ask her questions about her expertise, her work hours, and consulting hours. You can then evaluate the attorney and decide if they are right for you.
  • You should ask your bankruptcy lawyer about how to file for bankruptcy. The state in which you live must be the place where your bankruptcy is filed. A bankruptcy lawyer can help you prepare all the paperwork required to present to the courts.
  • You need to know about the fees involved in filing for bankruptcy. The total fees include the attorney’s fees and the court fees you must submit in order to file your bankruptcy.
  • You must determine where your bankruptcy petition should be filed. Your attorney can help you determine how to get there, and what documentation is needed. You must also know the consequences of filing for bankruptcy. Once you file for bankruptcy, creditors will be notified by the courts and won’t be allowed to contact them for payment. A hearing will be held in court. Depending on the chapter of bankruptcy filed, the case will be heard in court.

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This article was written by Alla Tenina. Alla is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in Los Angeles California, and the founder of Tenina Law. She has experience in bankruptcies, real estate planning, and complex tax matters. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; the ABA and its members do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.