We know that when it comes to choosing a Maine bankruptcy attorney, you have a lot of options. While we hope that you choose a McCue Law Firm lawyer, we want you to find someone that fits your needs! That’s why in today’s blog post we’re sharing some tips for what to look for when choosing a bankruptcy attorney.
Continue reading to learn more, and if you’d like to schedule an appointment with a McCue Law Firm bankruptcy attorney, contact us today.
Experience and Expertise
Here at McCue Law Firm, we have more than 35 years of experience helping Maine clients navigate filing for bankruptcy. When you choose a bankruptcy attorney, they need to know the bankruptcy code inside and out AND have the experience to know how to use it.
You shouldn’t choose an attorney that does not specialize in bankruptcy law, because it is a very complicated area of law. Ask whatever lawyers you contact what specialized training or background they have. You should also ask them how many Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies they’ve handled. A good bankruptcy lawyer should also discuss alternatives, such as credit counseling, with you.
Communication and Service
Before you hire any attorney, you should feel comfortable speaking with them and being open and honest about your situation. Secrets are bad for your case, and your bankruptcy attorney needs all of your information in order to assess the situation and make a plan to move forward.
While you should be compatible with your bankruptcy attorney, that doesn’t mean that they’re your buddy. Their job is to give you hard advice in regards to your finances and spending habits. But those hard conversations should be productive, and you shouldn’t feel like your bankruptcy attorney isn’t giving you the time or attention you deserve.
While there isn’t a “right” amount a bankruptcy attorney should charge, you should compare prices to see if you’re being charged fairly. Ask about the bankruptcy attorneys charging structure and make sure you understand what services are included in those fees.
McCue Law Office Bankruptcy Attorneys
We understand that filing for bankruptcy can be an overwhelming and emotional process, and our bankruptcy lawyers are here for you every step of the way. Our Bangor-based law firm has more than 35 years of experience advocating for our clients. Along with bankruptcy, our law firm also specializes in personal injury, social security disability, workers’ compensation, and real estate. Contact us today for a free consultation.