Bankruptcy Attorney Guarantee in New York City

Even though we have a 100% Chapter 7 discharge record to date (as of 11/19/2013) in New York City our firm is still cautious about guaranteeing bankruptcy results for our clients. Like a doctor that practices medicine, an attorney that practices law is held to a rigorous professional code of conduct.  It is unethical for doctors or lawyers to guarantee results.  A doctor will not guarantee the results of a surgery, but they will inform you of your risks, possible outcomes and the side effects before going in.  Doctors understand the success rates of the various procedures and can look at a patient’s medical condition to advise them accordingly.  A bankruptcy attorney works in much the same way. 

While bankruptcy guarantees are a big no-no in New York City, there are some attorneys that will try to make some type of guarantee about your bankruptcy case as a marketing ploy.  If you read the fine print on these guarantees you’ll see they are not guaranteeing you a bankruptcy discharge or giving you a guaranteed positive outcome in any way.  Instead they are simply guaranteeing to file your case.  Well, so what.  This would be like a doctor guaranteeing to perform a surgery, but not guaranteeing you will survive it.  When you look at it that way, staying away from attorneys that make guarantees about bankruptcy is probably a good idea.  Bankruptcy is a Federal Court proceeding and the actions of the creditors and trustees can’t always be predicted.  We work hard to know what to expect for every bankruptcy case we file and have the successful track record to prove it, but still won’t guarantee a bankruptcy discharge since that would violate our professional code of conduct.

Like having a good doctor for a difficult surgery working with a qualified bankruptcy attorney is critical if you are considering filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection in New York.  If you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney that will provide the reassurance you are looking for before starting the bankruptcy process contact the Law offices of William Waldner.  Reach us online or by calling 212.244.2882.  We make bankruptcy easy to understand and affordable for our clients and maintain a 100% Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharge record in New York City as of 11/19/2013.

This article is intended for educational purposes only.  By reading this article no attorney-client relationship has been created.