Filing for Bankruptcy in Columbus and throughout Ohio is an incredibly complicated process, every step of the way. From dealing with loans and creditors, to representation in court, it can be an exhausting experience. If whether or not to file for bankruptcy is a question, speaking with a bankruptcy attorney should be a necessity. According to Debt.org, simply having a bankruptcy lawyer in Chapter 7 claims found clients nearly twice as likely to have their debt eliminated. They help every step of the way. They file paperwork, speak on your behalf, and give you a clear idea of the road ahead.
Hiring a bankruptcy lawyer is instrumental; fortunately, Ken Sheppard and his team are available and waiting to help you through your bankruptcy proceedings, and get the results you deserve.
- Display Competence – General ability is expected when hiring an attorney, but this goes beyond simply having general knowledge. Your lawyer should be an absolute fit for your needs on the subject, and should have the record to prove it. The Three “E’s” of choosing a bankruptcy lawyer are simple, but telling- Experience, Empathy, and Expense. Your lawyer should have ample experience in the field, with a history of doing everything within their power to win your case. They should be empathetic towards you and your situation, and work with you, instead of passing off most of the legwork to paralegals and other support staff. And your lawyer should be affordable, and understand that the last thing you need while filing for bankruptcy is another large bill. So much goes into bankruptcy proceedings, and you need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the law.
- Advise You – As difficult as it may seem, there are some things that you just can’t leave to your bankruptcy lawyer. There are decisions that only you can make, and they need to be made promptly. However, while your attorney can’t make the decisions for you, they can give you the tools and knowledge you need to make an informed call. What chapter should you file? When should you stop payments to creditors? What properties can you keep? A bankruptcy lawyer is there to advise you through every step of the way, to explain the laws, procedures, and the pros and cons of each decision you come across. Having an attorney with you is invaluable, and the advice they provide is a key factor in getting a settlement instead of a dismissal.
- Represent You – As bankruptcy proceedings inevitably go to court, having someone to represent you is a major part of winning your case. Bankruptcy comes with a sheaf of paperwork and procedures, and having those filed and followed may be the deciding factor. Improper filing can result in delays, dismissal and more, so having someone representing you and your interests is crucial to winning your case. It’s also essential to have someone in court with you who knows what they’re doing. A bankruptcy hearing is an extremely complicated affair, and having someone with you throughout is indispensable.
Bankruptcy attorneys do everything in their power to get you the best result they can. From knowing the law in and out, to representing you and your interests completely, every factor is key in winning your bankruptcy case. Call Ken Sheppard and his team toll-free at (877) 505-9455 or contact us today to schedule your free 30-minute consultation. We’re help to help get your life back on track.