Lawyers are the butt of all jokes. In many cases, it is warranted. However, in these difficult times, the laughter subsides when financial issues arise. It appears that an increase in bankruptcy filing is inevitable as New Jersey’s unemployment rate has surged passed 15%. We haven’t seen numbers like this since the 1930’s.
With this information in mind, it is imperative that you have an experience bankruptcy attorney to help you navigate the complexities of the Federal Bankruptcy Code. Time and research are needed to assure that you do not become prey to scam artists or those trying to capitalize during desperate times.
When choosing a bankruptcy attorney, you should avoid the “Bankruptcy Dabbler” or the “Jack of All Trades”. The dabbler is someone who may have taken a pro-bono case 15 years ago, or maybe filed one or two rather basic cases. However, this type of counsel is ill equipped to address the countless issues that arise with a Federal Bankruptcy filing. A Federal Bankruptcy petition requires detailed information and a vast knowledge of bankruptcy protections. An inexperienced attorney could mistakenly lead you into additional problems at a time when one is desperately seeking relief. These same concerns arise with a general practitioner or the “Jack of All Trades”. As the old saying goes, the “Jack of All Trades” is usually the master of none. The general practitioner is like your family doctor who knows where to refer you when a specialist is necessary. The Doctor diagnosing your common cold is not going to subsequently perform your open-heart surgery. The sad reality is that bankruptcy filings will soon be on the rise. As with any form of crisis, there will be those that seek to seize on an opportunity. Attorneys that have limited knowledge about a practice area filled with traps and hazards is a dangerous combination. Make sure that you do not fall prey to someone ill equipped to provide you the care and skill necessary to succeed under bankruptcy protections.
Bankruptcy is an intricate field of law, based on Title 11 of the United States Code. It’s simply referred to as the Bankruptcy Code. While Bankruptcy is a Federal Law, it also involves issues of State Law. Do your homework and take every measure available to investigate the attorney you plan to hire. Inquire about their familiarity and experience with Federal Bankruptcy filings. Read Google reviews, ask friends/colleagues and always reach out to other attorneys’ referrals. Choosing the right attorney may be the most important decision you make in proceeding towards a new financial beginning.
Remember the adage: you get what you pay for. Nothing could be truer. The Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC proudly fixes bad bankruptcy filings at a premium to you! Be smart so you don’t have to pay twice for the best result.
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At the Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC, we offer experienced bankruptcy counsel to individuals in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 856-988-9055 (toll-free at 866-721-7269) or contact us online.