I always recommend that you hire a Franklin Park bankruptcy attorney that has the requisite experience to handle your case smoothly. I am a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a former member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. I have been practicing bankruptcy for over 20 years, and I have made helping people get out of debt under either Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy my life’s work. Not a day goes by that I do not talk to someone about Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and not a day goes by that I don’t meet with someone regarding filing for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By staying up-to-date with bankruptcy news, the current law, by being knowledgeable in the different areas of the law, and being aware of the judges, the trustees, the creditors’ attorneys, and all of the players surrounding bankruptcy, I can handle your bankruptcy case with relative ease and with the understanding that you’re going to need going forward.
There are many attorneys that have come back into the bankruptcy arena because other areas of the law have fallen. For example, someone who used to practice real estate or personal injury or criminal law may take a bankruptcy case these days for purely economic reasons. That attorney is not going to have the requisite experience to handle a complex bankruptcy case. That attorney is not going to make the proper amendments and satisfy the trustee’s request. That attorney is not going to fill out the paperwork properly to make sure that your case gets recommended for confirmation. The worst thing that could happen is that you hire the wrong Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer and your case winds up getting dismissed. Further, if you hire the wrong attorney, you might wind up losing assets that could have been protected had you hired the right attorney.
Thus, do your homework when seeking out the proper bankruptcy attorney. Make sure that the attorney you hire had experience in the area of bankruptcy. I recommend you hire an attorney from a small or medium-size law firm whereby there are several bankruptcy practitioners within that firm. By having a small or medium-size law firm working on your behalf, you can rest assured that if your particular attorney isn’t familiar with how to do something, he or she can ask one of the other associates in the office to help him or her. You are only hopefully, going to file bankruptcy one time in your life. Why not make sure that the attorney you hire is going to be the right attorney so that your case is handled successfully? Whatever you do, please do not think that you should file bankruptcy yourself. You really will need good counsel today.