If you are reading this blog, you are likely overwhelmed with unmanageable debt. You may have been doing your best to cope with increasing debt and bills you cannot pay for months or even years, but have finally decided to look into whether bankruptcy can help you! From over 30 years as a bankruptcy lawyer I see many clients who know bankruptcy it is the best solution but have difficulty making the decision to proceed because of feelings of guilt and embarrassment.
You should commend yourself for taking the first step to improve your finances and know that you don’t have to go it alone. We are here to help. The first and most important step is to hire an experienced bankruptcy attorney who will take the time to understand your needs and guide you through the process in a conscientious and judgment free manner. It is also important to work with any attorney that cares about you and will give you personalized attention.
You May Be Working with Your Bankruptcy Attorney for A Long Time
It is important to know that you will be working with your bankruptcy attorney for three to six months if you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and up to three to five years if you file for Chapter 13. Because of this, it is important to hire a law firm that you are comfortable working with.
Every person’s case is unique, and should be treated that way. Your attorney needs to understand what led you to consider filing for bankruptcy. In reviewing your case thoroughly, they should be able to address any concerns you have, along with helping you determine whether bankruptcy is really your best choice. Do not feel persuaded into filing bankruptcy just because you had a consultation. All available options for your situation should be discussed before you determine that bankruptcy is right for you.
Guidance is Necessary Throughout the Bankruptcy Process
Your bankruptcy attorney should take the time to explain the bankruptcy process in detail- from pre-planning to the conclusion of your bankruptcy. Together, you should explore which type of bankruptcy you are eligible for and which would be best for your particular situation. An attorney who is offering personalized attention will apprise you of all the documents you will need to provide to the court, along with offering tips about attending hearings such as the meeting of creditors, where they will be at your side. This attention should carry through to your discharge.
The law firm you work with should be established and able to give the individualized expertise you need, as opposed to the now all too common, generic setting where bankruptcy filings are churned out without any real attention to clients and their unique needs.
Contact Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., for the Personalized Attention you Deserve!
Attorneys Shelley Slafkes and Bruce Levitt have already helped thousands of individuals through the bankruptcy process with care and compassion! It is our philosophy to offer personal attention. Our experienced bankruptcy attorneys will take the time to listen to you and to offer solutions tailored specifically to your financial circumstances. The initial consultation is free, and we are even available to meet with you on weekends and evenings.
If you are interested in learning how filing a bankruptcy case can benefit you, contact Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., at (973) 323-2953. You can also reach us by filling out our online form. We represent debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 filings. Let us help you get the fresh financial start you need today.
We are proudly designated as a debt relief agency by an Act of Congress. We have proudly assisted consumers in filing for Bankruptcy Relief for over 30 years. The information on this website and blogs is for general information purposes only. Nothing should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.