Bankruptcy law can be incredibly complicated to the layperson. When you are ready to file for bankruptcy it is always a good idea to hire a bankruptcy attorney. Many times bankruptcy cases are dismissed from court due to incorrect filing, missed steps, or negligible mistakes. Galarza Law Firm can make sure that navigating the bankruptcy process is a breeze.
Unfortunately, attorneys can be quite pricey, so it is very important that you find an affordable, experienced attorney. When choosing the right bankruptcy attorney it is important that your attorney specialize in bankruptcy law. Many attorneys who specialize in multiple areas will have less experience with bankruptcy. It is also important to know if they are certified by the American Board of Certification and/or the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Getting to know the attorney is only a piece of the overall puzzle. You must learn and understand the differences between big and small law firms. Sometimes the differences are as simple as the legal fees, or as complicated as who actually puts together your case. Each type of firm will let you know how much (or little) they rely on paralegals and clerks. No matter what type of law firm you choose to work with, it is important that you feel secure in your choice.
Last, choose a bankruptcy attorney with a proven track record. There are many different sources available to the general population to help you with your decision. The State Bar Association will have a full list of all practicing lawyers in your area. The State Bar Association will allow you to see if a lawyer has has any disciplinary action taken out against him/her. Even your local bankruptcy court can help you find experienced bankruptcy attorneys in your area.