Better a lawyer certified in consumer bankruptcy law than one who is not.
Being a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute usually indicates a desire to stay up to date in bankruptcy law developments.
Personal references are great, but, people usually do NOT want to use their name while saying they filed bankruptcy.
If the lawyer has a (hopefully) informative website, like mine, you can get a feel for who he is.
If he is the one writing the posts on the site, that is.
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Well, I have been a member for over a decade, and the state chair for NACBA for Michigan for many years.
Because my goal is to do the best job for my clients.
I see my task as using the law to get as close to the client objective as possible.
Lots of times, we can. If you want to get rid of your debt in Chapter 7, and keep the stuff you have paid, or will pay for, I can often get that done for you.
One size does NOT fit all in my office.
Chapter 7 may run from $500 to $7,500 or more, depending on the circumstances of your case, which determines how much time and effort it will take me to represent you diligently.
One of the differences in bankruptcy court from other courts, is, bankruptcy judges control attorney fees. They have a statutory duty to review them, and have no reluctance to undertake that duty.
Where will you have to go to see your attorney.
In my case, I have offices all over the Lower Peninsula, and have appeared in bankruptcy court in the Upper Peninsula.
I can see you in St. Clair Shores, Troy, Redford, Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Grand Rapids.
And probably more places.
Most things can be done online, filling out forms and getting and exchanging information.
But I am happy to meet clients whenever they want.
WHO WILL BE MY LAWYER IN COURT? THE SAME ONE I SAW IN THE OFFICE?
I cannot be in two places at once, but I usually appear with you in court. I am not one of those places where the experienced gal or guy sees you in the office and takes your money, and the kid just out of law school is who you see in court.
Figure out which factors are important to you, before you start looking for your bankruptcy attorney,