More and more people in this day and ge are finding themselves in bankruptcy court due to the flatening economy in the U.S. If you are one of these people then there are few simple rules that you should follow to make sure that you get through the process intact.
You will need to hire a competent bankruptcy lawyer to represent you during the process and if you have never had dealings with a lawyer then there are a few things that you should know. There will be a billing process that your lawyer will present to you and he or she will want it it be an open ended process, where by they can basically add up the charges and send them to you.
They will charge you an hourly rate but it is up to them to keep track of the hours and then bill you for them so there is plenty of room to get screwed and you will if you aren’t on guard. Lawyers are well trianed to come on to you like a friend and an ally so beware of this.
There are honest lawyers out there but they are by far the minority in the profesión, so you have to scout around and if you have cash to pay then take your time and don’t by shy about being a jerk and walking out of a lawyers office, because most of them are con artists and they themselves know this fact.
It is best if you hire a lawyer from the state that you are going through your bankruptcy in, because they will be familiar with the laws of that state. Your lawyer should be happy to present you with regular bills with some type of notation as to what the hours you are being charged for were spent doing. Even a sentence or two world be fine as long as it explains briefly what you are being charged for.
Don’t let your lawyer build up one big bill that he or she is going to present you with in the end or you you will get the screwing of your life.