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The Law Office of Kim Covington - Eugene, OR

1445 Willamette Street, Suite 9Eugene, OR 97401

Updated: 07/31/2018

Eugene Bankruptcy Law Firm

Overview

Do you really need a bankruptcy lawyer?

If you're on this site, then you are considering bankruptcy. This means, by default, you may be uncomfortable with adding the cost of an attorney to the financial, emotional, and even spiritual cost of declaring insolvency. However, a good bankruptcy attorney's purpose is to ease the pain, ease the stress, and help you navigate this troubling time in the easiest manner possible.

It begins with the exhaustive process of...

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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.