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Bidwell Tovarez PLLC - Royal Oak, MI

333 W. 7th StreetSuite 230Royal Oak, MI 48067- 2510

Updated: 11/20/2017

Royal Oak Bankruptcy Law Firm


Experienced Bankruptcy Attorneys in Metro Detroit

The reality of the times today is that many individuals are overwhelmed by financial debt, whether it's unpaid bills, owing more on a home than what it is worth, or just struggling each month to make ends meet. Debt can lead to stress about how to pay bills, support the family or even save a home from foreclosure. If you are feeling overwhelmed by debt, it is important for you to know that there are options available...


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How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.