How hard is it to file bankruptcy?

Filing bankruptcy seems like a big mystery to most people. The information online is expansive, and can add to the overall confusion. Not to mention there is plenty of incorrect information and misleading articles as well! So how hard is it to file bankruptcy? How long does it take? Will I ruin my financial future by filing bankruptcy? All of these questions are legitimate concerns for American consumers.  Well, we have good news for you. There is only 1 thing you really need in order to file bankruptcy: an experienced attorney.  That's it. You don't need to worry about anything else if you find the right attorney. How do you know what to look for? Here are 3 easy ways to find the perfect bankruptcy lawyer:

1. Someone who gives you the whole picture. Some bankruptcy lawyers will say anything to bring you on as a client, even if you don't really need to file bankruptcy! You need to find an attorney who won't hesitate to tell you if bankruptcy is NOT your best option. 

2. A free consultation. Bankruptcy attorneys who are confident in their knowledge and ability to give you the best information will usually offer a free initial consultation. That way you can get insight on your situation and test your comfort level with the attorney, without spending a dime.

3. Solid online reviews. Google and Facebook are great places to look for bankruptcy attorneys in your area! Both websites offer reviews upfront. Read all of them, even the bad ones. If an attorney has bad reviews, look to see how they responded to those reviews! If the reply is carefully thought-out, chances are the attorney is very careful to take care of their clients, even the upset ones!

 

Edrie Pfeiffer
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Edrie Pfeiffer, Bankruptcy & Divorce Attorney