Pointers on How to Talk to Lawyers

Business handshakeVery few people are excited to meet with a lawyer to discuss their financial struggles. Attorneys are often viewed as being intimidating and difficult to talk to, but we are really people just trying to help you find solutions to your problems. We want to be on your side, so give us a chance!

Below are a few pointers to assist you with understanding your attorney and why they ask the questions they do:

  • We have a “procedure.” An experienced debt relief lawyer has developed a procedure that he/she relies upon to ensure that all of the crucial information needed to successfully represent you is gathered from you as quickly as possible. This typically includes having you fill out a detailed questionnaire that asks financial questions to cover every circumstance. We know it can seem unnecessarily comprehensive, but a good attorney covers all the bases. We have developed a system that we trust, so answer the questions as completely as possible.
  • Disclose everything. We know there are certain things you don’t want to talk about, but it is important that we know them. We can only develop a strategy for dealing with the issues in your case if we know everything. A seasoned lawyer has dealt with a wide variety of problems, so we can handle yours too. We aren’t asking questions to be nosey; we really just want to be prepared to handle whatever comes your way.
  • Get answers. Remember that this is your bankruptcy case. Don’t get too caught-up in answering questions that you forget to ask your own. Your lawyer should be able to answer your questions in a way that you understand. You should understand all of your available debt relief options, including what type of bankruptcy would benefit you the most. And while the staff members in a law firm are not allowed to give you legal advice, they can be very helpful, so use them as a resource too.
  • Take action. If you are overwhelmed with debt, don’t procrastinate in getting help. Scheduling an appointment with us to learn your options does not mean that you have to file a bankruptcy case.

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy protection, contact the skilled lawyers at Faro & Crowder to schedule a free consultation. We are located in Melbourne and proudly serve all of Central Florida.

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