5 Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer in an Initial Consultation

January 10, 2016

Questions to Ask in an Initial Bankruptcy Consult

Questions to Ask in an Initial Bankruptcy Consult

Meeting with a bankruptcy attorney for an initial consultation can help you determine your best debt relief options. It can also help you figure out whether a particular attorney is the right person to assist and represent you moving forward as you pursue debt relief.

To help you make the most of your consult, here are some essential questions to ask a bankruptcy lawyer.

  1. What are my best debt relief options? – Listen for honest answers, including clear advice about what the pros and/or potential cons would be if you pursued various options, including Chapter 7 versus Chapter 13 bankruptcy.Be wary if someone can’t articulate specifics, especially, if they don’t take the time to understand your situation first. There are plenty of scam artists in the debt relief industry, some of whom pose as attorneys (and unclear or odd answers can be a red flag of this).
  2. How much experience do you have handling cases like mine? – The more experience, the better, as it typically provides greater insight into effective debt relief solutions.
    • Fact: Colorado Springs Bankruptcy Attorney Jon B. Clarke has more than 35 years’ experience helping people get out from under crushing debt.
  3. How much of your practice is dedicated to debt relief and bankruptcy? – Generally, you will want to retain a lawyer who primarily focuses on debt relief and bankruptcy cases. If you don’t, you could run the risk of your case being deprioritized for a more valued practice of the lawyer or firm.
    • Fact: 100% of Attorney Jon B. Clarke’s practice is devoted to debt relief and bankruptcy cases.
  4. Will you handle my case or will it be passed off to someone else? – Ideally, you want to meet with the lawyer who will be seeing your case through to its resolution. Be wary if you are informed that a non-attorney staff will be handling your case after the initial meeting.
    • Fact: When you contact our firm and set up an initial consult, you will meet with Attorney Jon B. Clarke, who will be the same lawyer helping you navigate your best options moving forward to the financial fresh start you deserve.
  5. How much do you charge? – Make sure you are working with a lawyer who charges reasonable rates and who will explain the fees up front. Be wary of ambiguous answers, as it, again, could be a sign of a scam.
    • Fact: Attorney Jon B. Clarke charges extremely competitive rates and can provide a quote following a free initial consult.

Contact Colorado Springs Bankruptcy Attorney Jon B. Clarke

If you are struggling with debt, it’s time to contact Colorado Springs Bankruptcy Attorney Jon B. Clarke.

Call (303) 779-0600 or email our firm using the contact form on this page to find out more about your best debt relief options, as well as how Attorney Jon B. Clarke can help you obtain the financial fresh start you need and deserve. You can also complete our Business or Consumer Debtor Analysis Form when you are ready for more precise answers and professional advice.

From our offices based in Denver and Greenwood Village, we provide people throughout Colorado with the highest quality debt relief legal services.

Categories: Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Planning