Hiring and Working With a Bankruptcy Lawyer
If you need legal advice or representation in bankruptcy, you'll need to talk to a bankruptcy lawyer. Choosing the right lawyer can make a big difference in your bankruptcy case. Learn how to choose a good lawyer, how bankruptcy lawyers are paid, and whether you should consider representing yourself.
Hiring a Bankruptcy Lawyer
How to Find a Good Bankruptcy Lawyer
Follow these tips to find quality bankruptcy attorneys in your area.
What to Look for in a Bankruptcy Lawyer
Ask these questions to see if a particular bankruptcy lawyer is right for you and your case.
Firing and Replacing Your Bankruptcy Lawyer
Look for these red flags that may indicate it is time to fire and replace your bankruptcy lawyer.
Paying Your Bankruptcy Lawyer: Costs & Types of Fees
Learn when most attorneys require payment, how payment is structured, average costs, and whether fees are fixed by the court.
Questions & Answers
Should I Hire a Bankruptcy Attorney or Bankruptcy Petition Preparer?
Learn the difference between what a bankruptcy lawyer and a bankruptcy petition preparer can do.
What Are My Options If I Can't Afford a Bankruptcy Attorney?
Learn about your options if you cannot cannot afford a bankruptcy lawyer's fees.
Are My Bankruptcy Attorney's Fees Reasonable?
How to determine if your lawyer is charging a reasonable rate for your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case.
Can I File for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney?
Although you can file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy on your own, it often makes sense to hire a lawyer.