There are plenty of lawyers within a stone’s throw of where you are sitting right now who can assist you with any number of legal challenges. Making the right choice could be the difference between a successful case and one that leaves you wishing you made a better decision.
When it comes to bankruptcy lawyers, it’s important to choose an attorney based on qualifications and experience. Especially if your case has some specific nuances, you should choose your NJ bankruptcy lawyer based on whether they’ve “been there, done that” successfully.
- Ask: The easiest way to learn about a prospective lawyer is to request information about their background. If they are hesitant to give you the information or simply refer you to their website, think twice about choosing them to represent you. Communication between attorney and client is very important during the bankruptcy process.
- Statistics: How many bankruptcy cases has the lawyer filed? How many Chapter 13 cases have been confirmed? How many claims has the lawyer filed against creditors? How many of those cases have been successful? What’s the close rate in prosecuting Chapter 7 cases to a full discharge?
– How many claims and proceedings has the attorney filed against creditors in consumer bankruptcy cases?
Of course, you also need to know some background info such as how long have they been practicing bankruptcy law and whether or not they have ever been suspended or even simply disciplined by the Bar.
And, at the end of the day, you need to feel comfortable with the man or woman you choose to represent you throughout your bankruptcy. This is undoubtedly a difficult, stressful time for you and your family. Finding a human connection with an understanding lawyer can go a long way in helping you get through to the other side.
If you or someone you know is in over their heads financially and is considering filing for bankruptcy protection, contact the experienced lawyers at Monmouth County NJ Garland & Mason, L.L.C.. We’ll answer all your questions. You are in good hands with us.