Attorneys of All Practices Are Switching to Bankruptcy Law Due to Economic Consequences of COVID-19
Attorneys Switching to Bankruptcy | Here’s How to Tell Who Knows What They’re Doing
During the last recession in 2008, the legal industry saw an interesting phenomenon: attorneys who had previously practiced different types of law, such as civil and criminal defense, switching their practice to represent bankruptcy clients. There is no shame in supplying what the market is demanding. But that doesn’t mean you need to risk your case and financial security to support an attorney through a recession. There are steps you can take to ensure you are represented by a competent and experienced bankruptcy attorney.
Ask For a Referral
A Few Things to Look for When Identifying a Bankruptcy Attorney
Free Bankruptcy Consultations. Someone who has been practicing bankruptcy a while knows that their potential clients don’t have extra money lying around to spend on consultations, especially now. They also aren’t afraid to answer questions about bankruptcy based on your specific case details. Plus, it is pretty standard that lawyers who practice bankruptcy consistently offer free consultations.
$0 Down Payment Plans- Like free consultations, this is another thing bankruptcy attorneys know most of their clients need. It isn’t exactly simple to offer such a payment plan, and takes time to learn the legal terminology supporting it, draft $0 down contracts, etc. You should also look out for attorneys who advertise as $0 down but require you to pay the $335 filing fee up front or have other hidden fees. Chances are these attorneys have switched to bankruptcy recently and are unfamiliar with the recent Zero Down Bankruptcy programs.
Counsel for 341 Bankruptcy Hearings
341 Meeting of Creditors- Your attorney should not be nervous about your 341 Meeting of Creditors, and should have a good idea of what questions the trustee will ask you.
Seek Experienced Assistance from Our Las Vegas Debt Relief Team
If you are struggling financially during these already-stressful times, don’t leave your financial future in the hands of someone who is inexperienced in bankruptcy. You deserve competent and knowledgeable representation with payment options that work for you. Call today to schedule your free consultation– we can answer your questions, provide you with a quote for representation, and explain how we can file your bankruptcy 100% remote without you needing to break quarantine.