Filing for Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be an extremely difficult decision and cause a lot of stress in your life. You might not know what is going to happen next, or even what you can do to regain control over your situation. At the Richoux Law Firm, in Lafayette, Louisiana, I help clients who are considering filing for bankruptcy.
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?
Here are a few to get you started:
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: