ABOUT THE WEB SITE
The web site is intended to accomplish two goals. First is to provide you with some basic information about bankruptcy law. Second is to introduce you to our team of professionals. This web site is not a substitute for legal advice. It cannot consider your specific situation, your priorities, your goals or assist you in reaching the decision which is right for you, your family or your business.
HANDLING YOUR OWN BANKRUPTCY CASE
There is an old saying in the law that: "one who represents himself, has a fool for a client”. We discourage people from attempting to handle their own bankruptcy cases because bankruptcy is a complex area of the law which involves many related areas of law including family law, commercial transactions law, and tax law - just to name a few. If used correctly, bankruptcy law provides great benefits to those in need. One misstep, however, can quickly erase all of the advantages and cause even more problems down the road.
SELECTING A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY
We encourage people to carefully select an attorney to help them with this important legal problem. We are proud of our skills and credentials and urge you to select your attorney carefully.
* Your bankruptcy attorney should have experience and expertise. Here are some important questions to ask: (1) how long has the attorney has been practicing law; (2) how long has the attorney has been practicing bankruptcy law; (3) how many cases has the attorney handled in the last year; (4) is the attorney a certified specialist; (5) is the attorney a member of bar associations which provide continuing education in bankruptcy law; (5) does the attorney work with other experienced bankruptcy attorneys.
* Your bankruptcy attorney should be experienced not only in bankruptcy law, but also in practicing bankruptcy law in your State. There are many local variations in the way papers are prepared, the State laws which apply to your case and even how individual judges deal with specific problems. Having an attorney who knows how bankruptcy law is practiced in your area can make the difference between success and failure.