Paying for Your Bankruptcy Lawyer

Although nobody would consider doing surgery on themselves or treating their own heart attack, some people think that they can treat their financial trauma on their own. Doing so is extremely unwise.

You may agree with that but then wonder how to pay for a bankruptcy lawyer if you can’t afford to pay your creditors. To help answer this, consider the following:

  1. Start by being honest with yourself. Sometimes the best starting point is to stop dodging the truth and deal with it head on. Embrace the reality that you have too much at stake to avoid addressing it. Accept that you need help in making all the right decisions, preparing the required paperwork, dealing with your creditors, and working the bankruptcy system.
  2. Since most people who file bankruptcy do so while represented by a lawyer, realize they must be managing it somehow and so likely you will be able to as well.
  3. If bankruptcy is the right solution for you, then just as your financial situation is unique, your lawyer will help you pay for it in a way that works best for you.
  4. Reputable bankruptcy lawyers provide free initial consultations not as a marketing gimmick, but a valuable service. They are willing to help you break the vicious cycle in which you truly do need good advice but don’t know how to pay for it.
  5. Considering that you get a free initial meeting, it actually makes sense to first get advice and guidance about your options, and then figure out how to pay to pursue your best option. You need legal advice to make all the right choices, including how to pay for your legal representation. It is part of your lawyer’s job to help you figure out both a practical and legally appropriate way to pay your cost of filing bankruptcy.
  6. Your relationship with your lawyer is very much about trust. You are putting your financial life—past, present, and future—into the hands of your lawyer. One of the purposes of your initial consultation meeting is for you to see whether you feel like you will have a relationship of trust—whether the personal chemistry between you is right. If you don’t feel that with a particular lawyer, find one with whom you do. And when you find the lawyer that feel that you can trust with your financial life, you will also be able to trust him or her to give you good advice about how to pay to get that financial life heading in the right direction.

If you live in or around Rockwall, Heath, Greenville, Lavon, Wylie, Mesquite, Rowlett, Texas, contact me, bankruptcy attorney Carrie Weir. Give me the opportunity to be your trusted lawyer. To set up a free initial consultation with me, please use the contact form here or by call me at 972-772-3083 . Thank you.

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