If something was wrong with your car’s engine but you only really
knew how to drive a car and that’s it, you’d take it to a
mechanic’s shop. You probably also wouldn’t want to tinker
around with your home’s lighting systems if you never had the time
to learn about electrician safety. In fact, whenever you encounter a problem
in an area or field you are not wholly familiar with, your instinct is
usually going to be to seek help from a professional.
Bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy law are highly specialized fields, just like
automotive repair or electrical wiring, and yet people usually hesitate
to get help. Instead, they ask, “Why do I need to hire a bankruptcy
attorney?” This line of thinking can be disastrous for your finances
and your future stability. Rather than stepping blindly into the world
of bankruptcy, consider these reasons why you
should hire a bankruptcy lawyer:
Bankruptcy might not even be right for you: Before you dive into bankruptcy, expecting to see all of your debts to
go away, you need to know if it is even a viable option. For many people,
it is not, and filing can cause worlds more harm than good. A professional
attorney can analyze your case and tell you upfront if you should proceed.
Where to go next: If bankruptcy
is the right choice for you, what type of bankruptcy do you need?
Chapter 13? Chapter 11? Most people are not even aware that there are multiple sorts
of bankruptcy, which can quickly halt their progress in its tracks.
Every form counts: No one really likes having to deal with mounds of paperwork and miles of
red tape, but for bankruptcy proceedings, these are often the norm. What’s
worse – if you make a mistake on a single document, you could run
headfirst into trouble. A bankruptcy lawyer on your side can prepare all
relevant documents to ensure accuracy and completion.
Strong representation: You are not the only party interested in your bankruptcy. Creditors, bank
officials, and others may want to speak to you, sometimes in person. Without
a lawyer present, this could be an intimidating meeting that causes you
to experience a disadvantage in your case.
There is Safety in Numbers
Let us not forget the fact that working closely with a bankruptcy attorney
will provide you with peace of mind. Whenever you have a question or concern,
or need some legal advice for your case, someone you can trust and lean
on will be there. That sort of support is difficult to put a price tag on.
At The Pritchard Law Firm, our Fort Worth bankruptcy attorneys are ready
and willing to help you with your bankruptcy case from start to finish.
To quell any worries about costs, we offer flat-rate fees so you don’t
have to be suspicious of hidden costs. Why not begin with a
free initial consultation with our firm? Call