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Finding the Best Deal on Bankruptcy Involves More than Numbers in Missouri and Illinois

12th April 2010
By JamesBrown in Bankruptcy Law
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Bargain shopping is a way of life for many Americans. Sales, discounts, and rebates are often the reason behind our purchases. The best deal on bankruptcy, however, may not have anything to do with the price. In fact, there isn't a whole lot of variation in the fees for St Louis or Wentzville Missouri bankruptcy attorneys. So, if price shopping isn't the right way to find a great bankruptcy attorney, how do you find the best deal on bankruptcy?

- Look for an attorney who will go above and beyond before you are even a client. If you are looking for the right stuff, you may find that great service from a St Louis Missouri bankruptcy attorney is easier than you think. While many attorneys offer a free consultation, the best ones will offer you free educational materials like articles, blogs, and even books to help you determine if bankruptcy is the best move for your financial future or not.

- Find previous clients who had a positive experience. These days, you can find reviews of just about anything online. A bankruptcy lawyer in Missouri or Illinois might even have client testimonials posted on his or her website. If the clients don't have anything good to say, you might not either.

- Find lawyers who are well respected at their offices and in the community. Typically, an attorney who has been active and positive in the legal community will be a member of bankruptcy associations, have published articles and books, and have the support of the legal community. An attorney can start gaining your respect by first proving he or she has the respect of colleagues and clients.

As I'm sure you noticed, none of these indicators of the best deal on bankruptcy say anything about price. That is because having a great bankruptcy experience has little to do with price and more to do with the quality of the attorney. Getting credit card debt help, protection from foreclosure, and relief from the harassment of your creditors is an important move for you and your family. I know I wouldn't want to risk not being able to protect my family by hiring the cheapest attorney.

If you needed a transplant, would you try to find the cheapest doctor? No, you'd probably look for the best. You don't need to treat your financial future any differently.


Missouri Bankruptcy attorney James Brown has been working to relieve the debt of hard-working American families for over 15 years. He has dedicated his career to educating consumers about options for debt relief and has released 5 publications, including, "Get Out of Debt: Secrets Your Creditors Don't Want You to Know." You can request a free copy at
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