So you’ve made the decision to file bankruptcy, the next important decision you need to make is choosing a Naples bankruptcy attorney to help you with your case. Filing bankruptcy can be an overwhelming and emotionally taxing process, finding a lawyer to assist you shouldn’t be. At Miller, Hollander, & Jeda we strive to provide information that is relevant and that can help you in choosing the best attorney for your particular case and goals. Simplifying this process right at the get-go will save you time, money, and headaches.
Attorneys all over the nation seem to be one of the most heavily advertised professionals, regardless of the platform. Whether it’s on a park bench, a commercial or search engine, chances are you’ll see or hear an attorney’s catch phrase or jingle. With this influx of advertising and information, where are you even supposed to begin? Finding an attorney is relatively easy, but finding an attorney you can trust? Now that’s a little harder.
Here are few ways to find a trustworthy attorney:
Search Engines – In this day and age, if you’re looking for something, you Google it. Though the internet has its fair share of questionable resources, there are quite a few Naples Bankruptcy Attorneys who can be trusted. Do you research before setting up a consultation. Pro tip: Check out the firm or attorney’s online reviews. More often than not, if people have a had a bad or an exceptional experience they will leave review about the business.
Online Referral – As mentioned above, the internet is our source for well, everything. Over the past few years online referral websites have erupted, offering lists of attorneys that practice in your area. These online referral websites are often free to use, but the attorneys have paid to have their names listed. Some popular online bankruptcy lawyer referral websites include:
Personal Referral – Probably one of the most guaranteed ways to get a Naples bankruptcy attorney you can trust, is via personal referral. A personal referral is a referral from someone you trust who loved the attorney they worked with and think you would too. However, this route means speaking to actual people about your current financial situation. You may be too embarrassed to even bring it up, thus shying away from a potential referral from a family or friend. But if you consider that by the time most of us have reached middle age 1 in 10 American adults has filed for bankruptcy, it doesn’t seem so bad to discuss it with your peers.
Once you’ve found potential bankruptcy attorneys seem trustworthy and tick all your boxes, you need to set up an initial consultation. Most bankruptcy attorneys will offer a free consultation before you choose them to represent you. At these consultations, both you and the attorney are learning about each other, so don’t be scared to ask questions.
Before you ask these questions, you first need to have a solid idea of what your end goal is. Knowing this information will help you and your potential Naples bankruptcy attorney discover the best course of action for your situation.
Some additional questions you may want ask yourself after the consultation is finished:
If the answers to these questions are positive, and the attorney’s fees are within your budget. You may have just found your bankruptcy attorney.
To set up a free consultation with a bankruptcy attorney in Naples at Miller, Hollander, & Jeda, contact us today. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with support as you explore all of your legal options.