Here is how to find the best bankruptcy lawyer in Prescott, Arizona.
How to Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer in Prescott?
When you are searching for a bankruptcy lawyer in Prescott to help you file for bankruptcy relief, it is important to search for a bankruptcy attorney that will provide you with experienced legal advice, support, and guidance throughout the bankruptcy process. You can ask trusted friends and family for references, check reviews online, and read attorney biographies and information online. However, it can still be difficult to know if you are hiring the attorney that is right for you.
We encourage you to take advantage of a free consultation with our Prescott bankruptcy attorney to learn about how we can help you find an affordable solution to your debt problems. We also urge you to compare our services and experience to that of other law firms in the area. We believe you will find that our bankruptcy law firm is the right fit for you.
What Characteristics Should I Look for When Hiring a Prescott Bankruptcy Lawyer?
You need to feel comfortable with an attorney before you hire the attorney. When you are meeting with an attorney, you should look for certain qualities and characteristics including:
- A good listener. It is impossible for an attorney to give you advice tailored to your situation unless the attorney listens to your story. An attorney needs to understand your specific situation, and the only way for him to understand is to listen. Look for an attorney who has a willingness to take the time to listen before asking questions. When he does ask questions, you can tell if he has been listening because those questions should be follow-up questions or questions that request information you may have forgotten to cover when you were telling your story.
- Compassionate. A compassionate attorney will also ask you about the circumstances that led to your financial problems. By understanding what has led to you sitting in his office, the attorney can help you address any underlying problems in addition to addressing problems with creditors and debt collectors.
- Personal service. After your initial consultation, will the attorney be available for questions and meetings? If a paralegal or assistance cannot answer your question or you are not comfortable with the response, will the attorney call you back? If you will not see the attorney again until your court hearing, this could be an indication that you will not receive personalized service.
- Covers all options. It is very important for you to understand all your options for eliminating debt. In many cases, filing bankruptcy is an affordable and timely means of eliminating debt. However, filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is now always the best option. You need to search for an attorney who is willing to explain each alternative, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy, for getting out debt. When explaining each option, the attorney should discuss the benefits and disadvantages to help you decide which option is best for you.
- Experience. Bankruptcy law is a very complex area of the law. You need an attorney who has experience handling bankruptcy matters. An attorney who has been actively practicing in the area of bankruptcy for several years will understand the local rules, how judges tend to rule, what Trustee’s want, and how to work with various creditors.
- Reasonable fees and costs. It is understandable that you will search for an attorney with low fees and costs. However, an extremely low fee could indicate a lack of service. You should balance the fee with the attorney’s experience and reputation. In addition, you need to balance the fee with the services included in that fee. Some attorneys charge a low, flat fee; however, that fee does not include many of the services that are required to complete a bankruptcy case. Those services will be performed for an additional fee. Make sure that you receive a written, detailed fee agreement and that you understand all services included and excluded from the agreement.
- Discusses how to protect property. You want an attorney who discusses how to protect your property in addition to getting rid of your debt. The attorney should demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of Arizona bankruptcy exemptions and how to use the exemptions to help you keep your property.
The bottom line is that you need to feel as if you are important and that your attorney has your best interest at heart. We believe you will find our attorneys to have the right combination of bankruptcy experience, knowledge, compassion, and trustworthiness. Our goal is to help you find the best solution to your debt problem, regardless of whether that is a bankruptcy filing or an alternative to bankruptcy.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer
Call 928-277-4304 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Prescott bankruptcy attorney. You may also reach our office by using the contact form on our website.