No one likes to think about hiring a lawyer. There are a number of services that attorneys provide, and one of the most important is representing people in their bankruptcy cases. Choosing an attorney can be a difficult task, especially if you have never had to retain one before. Some people will ask family and friends for a referral, while others may look online.
Before you hire a lawyer you need to determine who you feel will do the best job for you. Once you have a found a potential attorney you can contact them to see if they offer a free consultation. It is common for a bankruptcy lawyer to offer a free consultation, but many do charge for them as well. During the consultation you will be able to ask any questions you may have and determine whether or not the lawyer can provide the services you need.
Cost is an important factor when deciding on a lawyer. Most lawyers require a retainer fee and then charge by the hour. It is important to know what the fees and payment policies are for your particular attorney because legal fees can get expensive very quickly. Most lawyers do not offer payment plans and will expect payment at the time of services.
Finding the right lawyer can be a tough job. With so many to choose from you want to make sure you find someone that has a good reputation for winning cases and is one that you can afford. Sometimes getting a referral is the easiest way to find a lawyer that can help in your particular situation. We have over 15 years of experience in helping people facing bankruptcy and foreclosure in Cape Cod