How to Find an Affordable Bankruptcy Attorney in New York City?
If you are considering bankruptcy it’s in your best interests to work with a qualified and experienced attorney, but finding an attorney with an outstanding track record that is also affordable can be hard to come by in New York. What makes a good bankruptcy attorney anyway? Should you be working with a big firm with lots of lawyers, or a small firm with a more hands on approach? Can you find an affordable bankruptcy attorney that knows what they’re doing?
Filing for bankruptcy is inherently complicated and stressful, but finding a qualified attorney to represent you in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy doesn’t have to be difficult. First of all, a good bankruptcy attorney should work exclusively in the area of bankruptcy law. If they work in multiple areas of law, or have never done a bankruptcy case then it is probably best to find someone else. Beyond the specific area of practice, determine what experience and track record the attorney has in bankruptcy cases in New York. Large law firms with lots of advertising also have lots of attorneys doing lots of cases. It can be easy to feel lost in the shuffle, and you might end up with an overworked or under experienced attorney. The bankruptcy guarantees these large firms make are carefully worded but are not actually guaranteeing a discharge from your debts. These bankruptcy mills will boast about the number of bankruptcy cases they file, for the consumer filing it’s really more important that the case is filed right. Big bankruptcy firms are often only interested in filing Chapter 7 cases even though a client may be better protected under Chapter 13, or may need to have their case converted from a to a Chapter 13 midstream for the best result.
On the other hand, working with a smaller bankruptcy law firm using a hands on approach may provide better results. With a smaller firm you know what you will be getting and will likely have more interaction with the attorney that is actually working on your case. It will usually be easier to determine the success rate of the attorney as well as the likelihood of your having a successful Chapter 7 discharge or Chapter 13 repayment plan. Most smaller firms will also offer a free bankruptcy consultation and may be willing to include the required credit counseling classes at no additional charge as well. With less overhead for expensive advertising a smaller firm can often provide a better result at a better price.
If you have serious debt trouble, you need a qualified bankruptcy attorney, but you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Our firm offers affordable bankruptcy assistance for all New Yorkers. We maintain a 99% Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharge record in New York City as of 9/31/16. Our clients know exactly what to expect before they decide to file for bankruptcy and our firm is there to make the process run smooth from start to finish. We successfully eliminate mountains of toxic debt for clients every day and protect their homes, cars, assets and loved ones in the process. Our perfect Chapter 7 Bankruptcy track record brings a lot of referral business and quality testimonials. This eliminates any need for the expensive advertising big bankruptcy mills rely on, and we pass the savings on to our clients. In other words doing the best, most thorough job for every client we have is as essential to our success as it is to our clients’ successful bankruptcy discharge. If you live in New York City arrange a free consultation with the Law Offices of William Waldner online or by calling 212.244.2882.
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