Choosing the Right Attorney in Salt Lake City
Attorneys have a common saying amongst themselves: Any man who represents himself has a fool for a client.
Attorneys do not say this because they want potential clients to hire them rather than "saving money" to represent themselves. Since they are not fools (generally), they too follow the advice of President Abraham Lincoln (while not the first to deliver a variation of the term, Abraham Lincoln made the phrase popular).
While an attorney can and should know the law, and should have the legal background to represent him/herself, nobody should represent him/herself in a legal action. Why? Objective advice should be provided in any legal action, and it is impossible to make an objective decision when the personal matter is so personal.
While this is important advice in any legal matter, bankruptcy clients are more likely to try to represent themselves in a bankruptcy action.
They are also more likely to have no clue who they should hire to hire to represent them.
When looking for an attorney, you should consider the talent, experience, and personal feelings toward an attorney. When possible, a personal meeting with the attorney is vital. Only hire an attorney who can be reached quickly (or respond quickly), has the ability to respond to your questions (or will acknowledge his/her lack of information and promise to research the issue), and makes you comfortable when you speak with them (if your "gut instinct" tells you to run, you probably should).
When deciding to file for bankruptcy, speak with you attorney regarding the different options. Your attorney should provide you with advice regarding bankruptcy counseling, the discharge of debts (and whether a particular debt can be discharged), and consequences and possible loss assets.
Beginning your Search for a Salt Lake City Bankruptcy Attorney
When you begin your search for an attorney, begin by obtaining the contact information for several attorneys in your area. If you have friends or family who have recently filed for bankruptcy, ask them about their experience and whether they would ultimately recommend their attorney.
After you have the names of multiple attorneys, schedule your appointments. You may find that this is the only step you take before finding your attorney (depending on how difficult you found scheduling your appointment to be). Schedule your appointments as early as possible, and as close to each other as possible.
When scheduling these appointments, don't forget to call Atticus Legal Group, at 801-784-0529, and schedule your appointment with us.
Finding a Salt Lake City Bankruptcy Attorney You can Trust
It's not hard to find a Salt Lake City attorney practicing in bankruptcy law. Frankly, one only needs to look up the Utah Bar association to discover that there are hundreds of attorneys. The most important task you can accomplish is to find a bankruptcy attorney you trust to represent you. Make phone calls, talk to your friends, and read online reviews. Meet your potential attorney, and if you are comfortable with that attorney and their advice makes sense (it may not be what you want to hear, but it's better than having unrealistic expectations), you can then review their retainer policy.
Call us today at 801-784-0529, or schedule your appointment with us online, for your free consultation.