If you’ve never been in court or have never dealt with any legal issues, a formal legal process for anything can be intimidating. There are a lot of complicated procedures to follow and you may feel powerless to the process. Law firms are usually there to help with very serious matters. Any good law firm will take your matter very seriously. Add the stress of a bad financial situation and potential bankruptcy and you may be overwhelmed. An attorney at a good law firm should be able to alleviate most or some of this stress for you. Just ask the US Bankruptcy Court website!
Some people perceive attorneys and law firms to be opportunists who try to take advantage of their clients by intimidating them with legal procedures and processes. If you take the time to get to know your attorney and law firm before you engage or retain them, you should be able to avoid this type of attorney. The advantage of using an attorney in a legal process you are unfamiliar with can be worth much more than what the attorney is being paid.
If you visit the United States Federal Courts’ website, you will find a large amount of helpful information on legal subjects including bankruptcy filing. Under the bankruptcy section, there is a page that helps provide information about “Filing Without an Attorney”. Filing without a lawyer is also called filing in pro se. In large font on this page, the US Courts highly recommend using an attorney for the bankruptcy filing process rather than file pro se. It clearly states:
Individuals can file bankruptcy without an attorney, which is called filing pro se. However, seeking the advice of a qualified attorney is strongly recommended because bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal outcomes.
Click here to read more: http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/bankruptcy/filing-without-attorney
US Bankruptcy Court specifically recommends using a “qualified” attorney for bankruptcy
Using a qualified attorney means that you should do your research to make sure that whoever you choose is qualified to do the job for you. You need to know that the attorney has experience in filing the type of bankruptcy you need with the financial situation that you have, and with experience in the court systems that you need your file to be filed in (wherever you live).
US Bankruptcy Court says using an attorney is “strongly” recommended for bankruptcy
The reason that a qualified attorney is not just preferred, but strongly recommended, is because the court system sees many cases as examples of people being unqualified to file their own bankruptcy. They recognize that the chance for a successful bankruptcy filing within a reasonable amount of time is much greater when an attorney is assisting in the process.
US Bankruptcy Court says the reasons you need an attorney are because bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal outcomes
The US Courts are pointing out that the bankruptcy process is a very serious one. You should not spare any chance to take a misstep in your bankruptcy filing due to its effects years from now. You definitely do not want to regret making a mistake that could cause issues for you without your recognition. You need an experienced attorney to know what the impacts can be for you years down the line based on the decisions you make within your bankruptcy filing.
Make sure you get bankruptcy done right. Bankruptcy Law Professionals has the experienced attorneys and paralegals to help you get through the process with no problems or issues in a timely manner. Contact us at 855 257-7671 to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible.