Filing for bankruptcy is a big step to eliminate debt. We realize it can be uncomfortable, but for some, it might be one of the only options to get back on your feet.
If this is your situation, and you are unsure where to start, we suggest speaking with a bankruptcy attorney. Let’s go over a few ways this type of lawyer can help you.
Why You Should Hire a Bankruptcy Attorney
There is no question that the bankruptcy process can be challenging. A bankruptcy attorney is a great resource when you make the decision to file. Here are some reasons to hire one:
#1: Your bankruptcy attorney is an expert in bankruptcy.
There are few bankruptcy issues that attorneys, such as ourselves, have not seen. Here at Gravis Law, we know the filing deadlines like the back of our hand. We can advise you throughout the bankruptcy process and make sure you do not miss a single step, which could affect you down the line.
#2: Know you’re filing the best chapter for you.
How do you decide whether to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Maybe, Chapter 11 or 12 is better suited for your situation. An attorney specializing in bankruptcy can recommend a reasonable alternative to Chapter 7 bankruptcy and other types of bankruptcy, depending on your unique situation.
#3: Stay on top of paperwork.
Bankruptcies take months from start to finish, and there is a variety of paperwork along the way. Depending on whether you choose Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or another form of bankruptcy, the paperwork can also change. A bankruptcy attorney will ensure you do not forget any forms, helping speed up the process and reducing the risk of errors.
#4: Alleviate stress and confusion.
The steps to pursue bankruptcy are long and detailed. You might not know which assets are safe to keep, how to complete the forms, or where to begin. The right lawyer can remove this stress and uncertainty, making a difficult process easier to manage.
Managing debt might feel impossible sometimes, and you might be considering filing for bankruptcy to take some weight off your shoulders. Do not feel like you need to go into this alone. A bankruptcy attorney is a fantastic resource if you take this route.
Not only can you get clear advice on how to approach the filing process, but you can also get step-by-step help the entire way. Bankruptcy is not easy to deal with. However, the right lawyer can make it less stressful by giving you full guidance on what to do.