Personal Bankruptcy Attorney in New York City
Finding the best personal bankruptcy attorney in New York City can be difficult for people that are bombarded by ads from big bankruptcy law firms that offer dubious guarantees. What should a debtor look for in a personal bankruptcy attorney among the sea of attorneys out there? How do you know you are finding the best possible attorney for your bankruptcy case when there are almost as many cab drivers as bankruptcy attorneys? After all, bankruptcy is one of the biggest financial decisions you may ever make and your success could hinge upon who you pick to represent you. Not all bankruptcies or bankruptcy attorneys are created equal.
Communication is key. Ask yourself if you are working directly with your attorney or with a paralegal or support staff instead. Is your attorney available to answer questions on a regular basis, and are they personally returning calls or emails within the day. Attorneys are busy, but you are their business, so if they are not making time for you they may not be the right choice. If your attorney isn’t present at your initial client consultation, or if they only consult with you over the phone you should consider some other options. Furthermore be sure your attorney is actually the one preparing your paperwork and filing the bankruptcy petition. If this is left to support staff there could be mistakes, and the bottom line is you are paying for the help of a licensed attorney not an unprofessional helper. The same idea goes for your 341 meeting of creditors. Make sure your attorney is willing to spend the necessary and often substantial amount of time needed to prepare you for your mandatory meeting with the trustee. It’s best to work with an experienced attorney in New York City that knows what questions to expect from the various trustees. Knowing the tendencies of the particular trustees in the SDNY and EDNY can be very beneficial to your bankruptcy case.
Unlike many big bankruptcy firms our law practice makes no guarantees, but with that being said after over six years in practice we still maintain a 100% Chapter 7 discharge in New York City as of 4/19/2014. Our clients choose us because we are thorough, responsive, affordable, and personally handle every aspect of our client’s bankruptcy case. Bankruptcy is not for everyone, and there are pros and cons to filing for every situation. If you are truly underwater on your finances it may very well be the best solution, but you need quality legal assistance you can trust. If you live in New York City contact the Law Offices of William Waldner online or at 212.244.2882 to arrange a free bankruptcy consultation today. We are a boutique law firm low on advertising and high on results. We only practice bankruptcy law and maintain a 99% Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge record in New York City as of 8/31/16.
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