One of the best places to find lawyers today is on the web. Some will point
out there are scams, but if a lawyer has passed the bar, has been working
in your area for years, has proof of helping clients across California, and has
positive testimonials — these things point out the lawyer is in good standing.
If you’re looking for California
bankruptcy lawyers, one of the best places to look is online, such as this blog designed
to help consumers with legal help. An experienced lawyer in any state
requires some research. So how do you hire one?
How to Hire a Bankruptcy Attorney in California
If you want to hire a bankruptcy attorney in California, use good hiring
strategies over time. Starting online is a good start, but also look to
your local yellow pages. The easiest thing to do is hire the first lawyer
you come across; this can be a big mistake. You need to research lawyers,
see their experience, discuss fees, and note how they’ve helped
others. That should be done with several lawyers–not just one.
By looking for experience, you save yourself a lot of time. You need a
- Has at a minimum of several years experience
personal bankruptcy cases.
- Has a convenient location.
You want a lawyer to be local. You want to meet with him, not just send
emails and chat on the phone. If you are in California, we many physical
locations and any of our California bankruptcy attorneys can educate you
more in person than at any other point. If your attorney is local, you
have more time to ask questions and you’ll be able to get fair rates.
A bankruptcy lawyer who knows California eligibility and federal bankruptcy
code, can save you time and headaches in paperwork.
Alternatives to Searching Online
So you went online, queried a few lawyers, but you’re not finding
a match. No problem, because the State Bar of California has a directory
of all the lawyers in your area. It shows what they specialize in and
how to contact them. If you’re in a small town, you might have to
hire a lawyer a bit further away. That costs you only a little gas money;
you can and should meet with them.
Tips on What to Look For in a California Bankruptcy Attorney
Surprisingly, price may not be your first question. After all, this bankruptcy
lawyer may have 20 years experience in helping people through bankruptcy,
saving homes, stopping creditor harassment, and letting you keep other
assets. That is more valuable than the lawyer fresh out of law school.
In either case, price is still an issue. Once you’ve gauged your
prospect's experience, ask about fees.
While actually filing bankruptcy in California may seem easy, it is in
fact: a precise science, and often you will have to appear in court, and
fill out a lot of paperwork. Hiring an experienced California bankruptcy
lawyer makes this process simple. You can expect lawyers to charge from
$1,000-$2,000, sometimes more.
Why Choose Price Law Group?
At Price Law Group, we have more than 25 years of experience and have helped
hundreds of thousands with their financial troubles.
Contact us to schedule a free, confidential initial consultation and speak with a seasoned
bankruptcy attorney in California today!
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