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There are at least 3 tips to help you select a Fort Worth bankruptcy Attorney.
These are not in any particular order of importance, but each one will provide you with clarity as you weigh the best option for your family. Here they are:
-Fees: How much do their services cost?
-Rating at BBB: What do past clients say about them?
-Areas of expertise: Are they broad or limited in scope?
Now that you know the 3 things you will be taking into consideration, let’s discuss each one more in detail.
Fees: What does a Fort Worth Bankruptcy Attorney Cost?
Fees are obviously an important factor in choosing a good bankruptcy attorney. After all, you are likely facing financial hardship. As difficult as it may seem, try not to look for the cheapest bargain offer. As the saying goes, « You get what you pay for. » Bankruptcy is a permanent public record and will affect your life in many ways. You should therefore get the best advice available. The catch is that the best advice is often the most expensive. In this case you should speak with someone who has a different fee schedule than most bankruptcy attorneys. Find someone who doesn’t charge you for your initial consultation and whose advice doesn’t hinge upon your choosing the bankruptcy option. Judge Jed Shaw is setup to offer expert advice free of charge and he doesn’t get paid for filing bankruptcies. He routinely provides bankruptcy alternatives that clients didn’t even know existed.
BBB Rating: What’s their record?
An attorney’s record is also an important point of investigation. Some attorney’s don’t belong to a service like the Better Business Bureau, but many do. You should do some research to learn what their consumer rating is. The BBB utilizes a graded lettering systems ranging from A to F based upon the consumer feedback attorneys have received. If you hear a TV or radio advertisement for an attorney, why not check them out to see what their history reveals? Even the best businesses can receive a complaint or two, but you will be able to discern the overall consumer experience by reviewing consumer comments and looking for patterns. Yon can locate the BBB online and search based upon the bankruptcy law firm’s name. Shaw and Associates, PLLC has maintained an A rating and is proud to have many satisfied clients to date.
Areas of Expertise: What kind of experience do they possess?
It may be true that many Forth Worth bankruptcy attorneys have a very limited scope when it comes to advising clients on alternative options. For example, if your attorney is only accustomed to presenting a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy as the only two options, then you will wind up filing a Fort Worth bankruptcy with either choice. Make sure they are aware of viable alternatives to these traditional routes. It’s possible that most lawyers won’t discuss other consumer remedies with you because they will not be compensated if you choose them. That is where you need an advocate to help you overcome your financial challenges, in general, not someone who is intent on you simply filing one or the other.
Where should you turn for good advice?
You should try to avoid bankruptcy at all costs. Judge Shaw’s goal is to help you escape your financial challenges WITHOUT filing. Judge Jed Shaw has been a Texas Lawyer, Mayor, Judge, and Fort Worth Bankruptcy Attorney. He has lectured on the Federal and Texas State fair debt collections practices acts. He knows the ins and outs of banks and debt collectors, and can honestly advise you on alternative options available to you in Texas. He not only has affordable fees that are not based on your choice between a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, but he has a stellar BBB record and a broad scope of experience behind him. Let him offer you insightful and practical advice so that you don’t make a decision that you wind up regretting.
Call him now at 1-888-982-8609 for your free phone consultation.