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Finding the Best Bankruptcy Attorney

03rd October 2011
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Bankruptcy is an option for individuals who cannot pay their debts as they fall due. Although bankruptcy has become a stigma, it should always be considered as an option when you deal with individual insolvency cases. Bankruptcy, in legal terms, is the process where a person declares himself or his business unable to pay debts.

Bankruptcy is an important step towards your financial revival because it frees you from overwhelming debts, so it’s important that you’ll want to find a bankruptcy attorney who can represent your properly through the entire process. Below are some of the ways on how you can find a lawyer whom you feel comfortable talking with and confident in giving your personal information.

•Find lawyers who offer free-visit consultations. The most important aspect of a lawyer is perhaps not having you pay him for the first visit just to have a few questions answered. The first visit should be to ensure that you have enough reason to file, what the cost will be, and what type of bankruptcy you will file.

•Visit more than one lawyer. You should try visiting office to office to see what each lawyer charges. Every Utah bankruptcy attorney has a different fee, and some charge more than others. It’s obvious that you should get the attorney you can afford or else you’ll need to file for another bankruptcy, but this time, it’s for your inability to pay him.

•Observe how you two get along. Another important thing to consider is the relationship you’ll have with Utah bankruptcy attorneys. You should ask yourself if this person wants to work for you, and if you have faith in his or her abilities. Do not forget to ask how you’ll keep in touch and how the attorney will gather all the information needed to file for your bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy filings in the US can fall under one of many chapters of the bankruptcy code. Some helpful chapters for individuals with financial problems include Chapter 7 (which involves liquidation of assets) and Chapter 11 (which is for company or individual reorganizations), and Chapter 13 (which is about debt repayment with lowered debt covenants or payment plans). If you have questions left unanswered, you can call the Utah bankruptcy hotline for more details.
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