Many bankruptcy law offices have assistants and paralegals conduct new client consultations. This should be a big red flag to a client contemplating bankruptcy.
5 Reasons your Consultation should be with a Bankruptcy Attorney
Here are 5 reasons that it is important for your initial consultation to be with a Bankruptcy Attorney.
- A consultation should involve the analysis of the prospective client’s situation and how bankruptcy could help. This means giving legal advice. Legal advice about bankruptcy can only come from an attorney. Legal advice coming from an assistant or paralegal is the unlicensed practice of law.
- The Bankruptcy Attorney is the one who goes to court. Seeing how cases play out in court and with the trustees gives the Bankruptcy Attorney first hand knowledge of how bankruptcy can work for you.
- The attorney’s office works together to collect documents, prepare the paperwork, and file your bankruptcy, but the Bankruptcy Attorney should be the one to work out the strategy of the case with you and discuss your goals in bankruptcy.
- Consultations let you know a lot about the service you will receive. If you are not important enough for the attorney to make time to an answer your questions at the beginning, then how confident are you that the attorney will have time for your questions during the bankruptcy process.
- You deserve to hear from your would be Attorney!
At the Bankruptcy Law Offices of James Schwitalla, P.A., our Miami bankruptcy lawyers have been committed to helping people get debt relief through bankruptcy for over 18 years. Contact us to learn more about consultations with a Bankruptcy Attorney.