How Much Debt do you Have to Have to File Bankruptcy

  • September 26, 2015

dailyfgWe all have periods of time when we just need a little bit of help. People’s debit and income ratio has widened over the past decade, causing many people to consider bankruptcy. While this is not the solution for everyone, if you are looking at filing, this guide on things to consider when looking for a tax lawyer will help find the right one for you.

Call Around

There are several attorneys out there, but finding one who understands the special needs of the financial grid is important. Most tax attorneys expect to be called and many offer free consultations. Go ahead and schedule that free consultation with a firm at Hillhurst Tax or online at countless sites like . When you get there, consider asking these questions:

1. How much experience in tax law do they have?

2.What is their fee (without the filing fee). Filing fees are static, so it is the price of the attorney that will make the difference

3. Do they allow you to email a copy of your credit counseling certificate? This is important, especially if you don’t have the time to run these things to them.

4. How soon can they file after you get them the information and copy of the credit counseling certificate?

5. Can they meet after hours (if that is what you need)? If so, how much extra is it?

Read The Reviews

Once you have met the attorneys (or even before), read their reviews. There is an old saying in customer service: Doing something right, you’ll tell 1-2 people. Do something wrong and you’ll tell everyone. Reading the reviews will allow you to see other people’s experiences with that particular tax attorney. If the reviews are mostly negative, you might want to skip them.

Check With The Bar Association

Every state has a Bar Association that monitor, review and censure attorneys. Check with them to see if there have been any issues or complaints from clients or courts. See if they have ever been censured. All of these things will let you know if this firm is ethical and forthcoming. You can also check with the local BBB or Licensing bureaus to see if they have received any complaints.

Nobody wants to file taxes. It seems as if we have failed in the American dream when it becomes necessary to do this. But if it is unavoidable, then using these steps to consider when looking for an attorney will guide you on finding one that will do the best job for you.

Dexter Ramirez

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