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Questions to ask Your Bankruptcy Attorney

San Jose Bankruptcy Lawyers

Filing for bankruptcy will be one of the most important decisions in your life. It is important that you choose an attorney who is not only competent, but also sensitive to your personal needs. Realistically, however, most consumers don’t know how to measure an attorney’s experience. Below is a list of questions you may want to use in order to gauge a potential attorney’s level of experience and competence in bankruptcy law.

  • What percent of your law practice is dedicated to bankruptcy?

    Bankruptcy is an extremely complex area of law. Attorneys who dabble in bankruptcy, while also practicing other fields - such as divorce, drunk driving, criminal defense - may not have the in-depth knowledge of bankruptcy law necessary to analyze your situation in depth, and give you the best possible advice.

    At The Fuller Law Firm, PC, over 90% of our practice emphasis is on bankruptcy.

  • How long have you been practicing bankruptcy law?

    Today’s economic conditions have caused many attorneys to leave legal fields such as divorce, criminal defense, or personal injury, and turn to bankruptcy. But attorneys who have only recently been practicing bankruptcy law may not have the experience necessary to handle your case.
    At The Fuller Law Firm, PC, we have been practicing bankruptcy for over 20 years.
  • Which bankruptcy chapters do you have experience in?

    If a bankruptcy attorney has little or no experience in chapter 11 or chapter 13, he or she may urge you to proceed with a simple chapter 7 filing. For many debtors, a simple Chapter 7 is ideal. But in order to pick the best option, it is helpful to analyze and compare all of your choices.
    At The Fuller Law Firm, PC, we have extensive experience in chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13 cases.
  • How many chapter 13 plans have you confirmed?

    The bankruptcy court must confirm a chapter 13 plan. But sometimes, confirming a chapter 13 plan is not simple. A skilled bankruptcy attorney can address and eliminate obstacles to chapter 13 plan confirmations.

    At The Fuller Law Firm, PC, we have confirmed several hundred chapter 13 plans.

  • Are you a member of NACBA?

    NACBA, or "National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys" is a nationwide organization dedicated to helping consumers obtain debt relief through bankruptcy. Membership in NACBA is restricted to law firms with practice emphasis on representing consumers in bankruptcy. The Fuller Law Firm, PC, is a proud member of NACBA, and is committed to the goals of NACBA.

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