Meeting Your Bankruptcy Attorney
Many clients are intimidated when meeting a bankruptcy attorney for the first time. They fear that they will be asked judgmental questions and have to justify their financial distress. They fear that they will not be able to answer the attorney’s questions and somehow not qualify for bankruptcy and the relief they desperately need.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The first thing you will discover when meeting your bankruptcy attorney is that your attorney is a good listener. You are the world’s foremost expert concerning your own finances, and your attorney is there to learn about your case from you.
The second thing you will discover is your attorney’s compassion. Bankruptcy attorneys really do care about their clients. Bankruptcy is one of the few areas of the law where the legal process is designed to have a positive result for the client. The goal of your bankruptcy attorney is to ensure that you are in a better financial position at the end of the case than you were at the beginning. Bankruptcy lawyers are caring individuals that have an active interest in your future success.
The third thing you will notice is how your attorney is able to quickly summarize what seems like an overwhelming problem into simple concepts. Your attorney will break down your finances into four categories: assets, debts, income, and expenses. From there you and your attorney can discuss what must be done to improve your financial situation.
Finally, you will be impressed with the clarity your attorney has for repairing your financial problem. A skilled bankruptcy attorney spends years studying, training, and gaining practical experience just so your case can be resolved quickly and efficiently. Bankruptcy law is all about paths to recovery and your attorney will guide you along a path that is best for you.
When you first meet your bankruptcy attorney, discuss your case openly and honestly. You will find that your attorney is dedicated to helping you attain a financial fresh start and improve your family’s finances.