Debt - Need to Find A Lawyer?

by Bill

I live in NY and am wondering how do I find a "good" attorney in my area to handle bill collectors and probably a bankruptcy? I have heard some stories about attorneys using the current situation of people to make a profit for themselves without really giving relief to the consumer. Any help?

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Oct 11, 2010
Finding a lawyer to help with debt
by: Gerri

Finding a lawyer to help you with your debt is a lot like finding a doctor. You need to find a doctor (or lawyer) with expertise in your particular condition. If you are overwhelmed with debt and concerned that you may not be able to pay it, then you should probably consult bankruptcy attorney.

When you talk with a bankruptcy attorney, feel free to ask questions. You may not always like the answers you get, but you should feel like your questions are being addressed and that your attorney understands your situation. As the attorney about alternatives to bankruptcy as well. If the attorney is not willing to discuss alternatives, then you may want to find someone who is.

If the first attorney you speak with does not feel like a good fit, then feel free to talk to someone else. If you talk to a couple of attorneys and they are both giving similar advice, then you can probably assume that the information is complete.

You are welcome to set up a a free consultation with a bankruptcy attorney through the referral service we offer on our site, or you can check with the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Good luck to you.

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