Can You File For Bankruptcy Without an Attorney?
While filing bankruptcy is a possible option, it is not a good idea. The paperwork required and the very strict rules make it very difficult and time consuming to file without a lawyer. We have the experience, knowledge, and, frankly, the computer software which gives us the advantage. It is really no different than taking your car to the shop to get your brakes done. Yes, I suppose that if you read the books and bought the equipment needed to repair brakes you could do it yourself, but is that really a good idea?
Better Safe Than Sorry When It Comes To Bankruptcy
All too often people call us after they have filed on their own and had their cases dismissed. Sometimes actually lose property that they wouldn’t have lost when they file on their own. It is just not a good idea.
From a cost standpoint, we understand that filing bankruptcy is not cheap, but think of it this way. You will be paying a lawyer anywhere from $800 (us) to $2000 (most other firms) to eliminate potentially thousands and thousands of dollars worth of debt. Isn’t it worth it to make sure you do it right?
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If you have any questions about Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy and would like a free consultation, please call or e-mail anytime, we would be happy to help.