Prior to the law change, which was October 17, 2005, filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy was relative simple through a Lily Lake bankruptcy attorney. In fact, many people were able to file bankruptcy pro se by buying forms found at the local office supply company. Those days have long since passed now that the law has changed. Many attorneys who used to practice in bankruptcy simply do not want to keep up with the existing laws and have left the practice of bankruptcy. Other attorneys have come back into bankruptcy, thinking that that is where the money is. When you meet with your local bankruptcy lawyer, make sure that all of your questions are answered to your satisfaction. When you meet with the attorney, take a look at the attorney’s office. Try and get a feel for the staff. Try and get a feel for whether or not this office is a busy office or whether or not this is a slow office. When you visit the attorney’s office, do you get the impression that the attorney is aware of how to handle a bankruptcy case? Do you get the impression that you are going to be comfortable and satisfied with the representation from that office? If you are not feeling comfortable, I would suggest that you move on to any attorney at another law firm. There are many attorneys who can help with filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in your local area. If you live in a major metropolitan area, there are probably hundreds of attorneys that can help you with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. If you do your research, you will ensure that you get a quality attorney to help you.
You want to check out the attorney’s website as well. Does the attorney have any information on the website that you find helpful? Does the attorney publish articles, post videos, have a blog, provide detailed information, or is it simply just a one page with a name, address, and telephone number?
You want to make sure that the attorney is part of some organizations that involve bankruptcy. There is an American Bankruptcy Institute which encompasses all facets of the bankruptcy law. That organization includes debtor attorneys, creditor attorneys, judges, banks, finance companies, accounts, and other professionals who are all somehow involved with bankruptcy cases. You can look up the American Bankruptcy Institution website at http://www.abiworld.org to learn more. You can also contact the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. This organization deals exclusively with attorneys who represent debtors in bankruptcy cases. You may be able to find a listing of members of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in your local area on their website. Basically, it should not be difficult for you to find a bankruptcy lawyer.