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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Jan 30, 2013

Bankruptcy can be a stressful time for most people; the stigma of filing and the fear of losing your assets can be an enormous burden. Finding the right bankruptcy attorney to help you through this often complicated process can help ease your worries and get you back on your feet.

When you’re about to meet a potential attorney, make sure you have considered all the qualities you would like him or her to have. How much experience do they have? Do they offer astute advice for your situation? Are you comfortable with trusting this person as your attorney? You will potentially be working with him or her for a few months, so it is important to have good compatibility with one another.

Develop a list of questions for your potential candidate, ask about their experience in bankruptcy cases, the options that you have, and other issues such as legal fees, and what is included in them. Have him or her talk with you about the positives and negatives of bankruptcy to make sure this is the best option for you.

When you visit the attorney, bring a list off debts, both current and past with you, alongside a paper and pen to record notes. Also, be sure to bring a list of assets you own, including the deed to your home if you are a property owner. Have the amount of money in all of your checking and savings accounts, stocks, or any other bank accounts on hand as well. Supply proof of your income, and make sure to mention any calls or letters from debt collectors to your attorney.

Once you decide on a certain attorney, you have already begun to get your life back to normal. Make sure you find a candidate who is willing to fight for your well-being while ironing out all the difficulties and complications.