When selecting an attorney to represent you in a bankruptcy, shopping around for the cheapest attorney is not a good idea.

We frequently get phone calls from individuals whose first question is "how much does it cost to file a bankruptcy?' We know that these people are calling different bankruptcy attorney to find the cheapest price. This is a really bad way to select a bankruptcy attorney. An attorney who has a flat fee for filing bankruptcy is not basing the fee on the work that will need to be done in your case. You need to make sure that the attorney you select is basing the price on what you need to have done. Another common approach is to quote a base price but when you meet with the attorney, you find out that there are lots of extras you will have to pay for. You need to make sure that you are comparing apples to apples when comparing prices. In addition, you don't want an attorney who will cut corners to save money. You want your attorney to do a complete job to ensure that your case goes as smoothly as possible.

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Edrie Pfeiffer, Bankruptcy & Divorce Attorney