There’s an obvious reason behind people who need to file bankruptcy wanting to find the cheapest lawyer they can. Legal representation doesn’t usually come cheap and when you are in a financial bind, it’s essential to save as much money as possible. Attorneys who advertise “cheap” or “low cost” bankruptcy representation attract clients like bees to honey. But there is a risk when hiring the “low cost” attorney and the risk, quite honestly, is the quality of work and experience of the attorney. Having a bankruptcy case that’s been mangled by representation of an inexperienced or inattentive attorney will end up being far more expensive in the long run. A bankruptcy is not cheap if you lose assets unnecessarily, squander a discharge by filing too soon, or expose your family members to preference litigation.
Not all lower priced attorneys are substandard and not all higher priced attorneys are terrific. While the price of the attorney is definitely an important factor, one must consider what you are getting in return.
An attorney may advertise that he or she has low rates, but then they could slam you with a bunch of additional fees throughout your representation because they did not get important information up front or they lack experience or knowledge and did not foresee problems that could arise in your case. You should know who will be doing the work on your case. Ask how long it generally takes for the attorney to respond to your phone calls or emails. You need to ask questions and compare the quality of work you will be getting before you commit to an attorney.
When hiring an attorney, you need to focus on their quality and experience rather than if their prices are a bit more than their lower priced competitors. You need to find an attorney whose fees match your needs and expectations for your bankruptcy case.
Attorney Rex Anderson is not the cheapest bankruptcy attorney in town, nor is he the most expensive, but there are many reasons why he is the best. He has been practicing law since 1992 and attends seminars throughout the country to continue his legal education. He currently teaches Consumer Law classes at Mott Community College. Rex Anderson, P.C. specializes in consumer bankruptcy and Fair Debt Collection Practice Act litigation. Call Attorney Rex Anderson today for a free phone consultation at (810) 653-3300.
Collaborative Writing by Rex C. Anderson, Esquire and Contributing Research/Writing by Kellye S. Smith