Do I Need an Attorney to File for Bankruptcy?
The law does not require an individual to hire an attorney to file for bankruptcy. However, the process can be overwhelming and confusing and take a tremendous amount of determination, patience, and time for someone without the experience of a qualified attorney. There are also risks of losing assets if incorrect decisions are made or information is incorrectly submitted. It is not uncommon for debtors to overlook exemptions, omit property or creditors from schedules, or underestimate living expenses.
A qualified bankruptcy attorney will have years of experience in situations much like your own and access to forms and specialized bankruptcy programs that you as an individual won’t be familiar with. Those resources can ultimately make the process easier, faster, and less stressful than what a debtor might encounter in filing for bankruptcy on their own.
You do not have to face bankruptcy alone. Protect your best interests and your assets by consulting an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Call Joel E. Sannes today at 480-461-5307 to schedule your initial bankruptcy consultation.