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It pays to hire a bankruptcy attorney

It pays to hire a bankruptcy attorney

It only takes several hours for someone to throw together random paperwork to file a bankruptcy case, but it can take years and tens of thousands of dollars or more to try to fix and litigate the mistakes in the paperwork if not prepared correctly in the beginning. Hire an experienced bankruptcy lawyer!

The Importance of Local Bankruptcy Counsel


At a Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing the other day, an out of area attorney from Fountain Valley was appearing via phone on his Sixth Amended Plan.  You might wonder, “What was an attorney from Southern California doing representing a client in Oakland that he had never met in person”?  I was wondering the same thing...  

Trust in your Bankruptcy Attorney


The great thing about hiring competent counsel and doing your due diligence up front is that you should be able to trust your attorney and the advice they give you.


If, after retaining your attorney, you start questioning and wondering if you made the right choice, you should contemplate why.  You have an absolute right to a second opinion but the fact that you are seeking a second opinion speaks to a larger problem.  


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