Filing for bankruptcy is a long and complicated ordeal, and though one might be tempted to go through the process alone, it is still better to have a lawyer with you who can represent you. However, one files for bankruptcy as a last resort when one is in a financial crisis such as not having had the proper liability insurance and paying for a lawyer maybe out of one’s league. Fortunately, there are a lot of cheap bankruptcy lawyers out there who will do all the work for you for a cheaper price.
You can search for a cheap bankruptcy lawyer the old-fashion way: ask friends and relatives if they know one. Although people won’t admit openly that they have declared bankruptcy, if you ask around discreetly, a name or two would surely pop up. You’re even in better luck if you have a close friend or relative who is a bankruptcy lawyer. With a little explanation and plea for help, you might get the same service that everyone gets for half the price.
If you don’t know anyone in the immediate vicinity who knows of a good, affordable bankruptcy lawyer, you can try searching around the internet. Try going to sites which has a list of known lawyers who specialize in cases pertaining to financial difficulties. You can try searching for lawyers in your area. From the directory, jot down the names, numbers and addresses of lawyers near you, and then go give them a call so you could compare rates.
You may also go to forums online frequented by people who discuss financial matters like bankruptcy and the like. You may even find a forum for people who have previously filed a bankruptcy claim. They might recommend someone cheap that you can hire.
Remember not to choose a lawyer just because he offers the cheapest rate. You do want to know how to go bankrupt in a responsible way don’t you? Finding a cheap lawyer means paying little but still getting your money’s worth. Choose one that will actively oversee the whole process and represent you in court if needed. Lawyers usually have free consultations – use this to your advantage in gauging which one is the “cheapest” of all.
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