In the Internet era, when bankruptcy forms are available online for free or for very little, many people question the wisdom of hiring a professional for what seems to be a do-it-yourself project. Others may look to a bankruptcy petition preparer to save money. But there are some very compelling reasons for hiring an experienced bankruptcy attorney to handle your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Central Florida.
A bankruptcy petition and schedules is much more complicated and time-consuming than a personal tax return or a mortgage loan modification application, two items that many people use professionals to complete. Gathering the supporting documents can be just as challenging: it is much better to have an experienced lawyer who knows what you need before you need it. You can save time and avoid the nasty surprises that often come from missing or incomplete documentation.
Only an attorney can evaluate your financial situation and give you legal advice as to your best course of action. It is illegal for a bankruptcy petition preparer to give you such advice, and dangerous to try to find it yourself on Internet blogs. It took us years of education and years of practice to learn what we know. That knowledge is priceless, but we think we’ve found a way to make it affordable so that you can benefit from it.
For a free consultation with attorneys who are there with you, contact our office.