If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.
A lot of times, financial troubles can take over and leave you mounted in tons of debt. There are alternative solutions, but many find that bankruptcy is the only way to straighten their finances. Before running out and hiring a bankruptcy attorney, there are a few things to consider.
Make sure the attorney you seek out specializes in bankruptcies. A lawyer whose specialty is criminal law may not be the best for your situation. Bankruptcy professionals are experienced mostly in just what you need. You are able to do a little online backup research to see where the attorney attended school. Find out how long they have been practicing in this field. Ask how many Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases they have handled and which case type they are more knowledgeable in. See if the lawyer has any referrals that prove their success in handling such cases. Just because they are bankruptcy attorneys, does not mean they are good.
Make a few appointments, especially if the consultations are free. Most bankruptcy lawyers offer a free consultation to better understand your situation and decide how to proceed. You, in turn, get the chance to see how the attorney communicates and study his personality. You get to decide if they communicate clearly enough for you or if you feel comfortable with them. Some lawyers offer a consultation by phone, but an office visit helps you make a better choice. You may also call the local courts for referrals to set up consultations with.
Ask questions. Find out about any and all fees associated with your case. Get a printout of everything you will be paying. Make sure that the costs are reasonable to you. Find out the lawyer's availability so you can speak with them directly at times. Ask them if they belong to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, an organization that is well esteemed. Even though malpractice insurance protects the lawyer more than it would protect you, find out if they have it. See what the attorney recommends for you after listening to your case. Inquire on the amount required before your case is filed.
Filing bankruptcy is a tedious task alone, but it should not be difficult. Filing is not free and requires a lot of paperwork, but when you stay involved with your attorney and have one that does not cut corners, your bankruptcy proceedings should flow smoothly.Share
21 November 2014