How to Find a Good Bankruptcy Attorney When You Need Help Getting Out of Debt

A great bankruptcy attorney is kind of like a great dentist.


No one wants to get a root canal, right? But when you're suffering and the situation isn't going to get better on its own, a good dentist has the professional skill to expertly repair your problem - and the people skills to make the process as painless as possible.

Likewise, a good bankruptcy attorney takes what is often a stressful and embarrassing situation and turns it into an opportunity to find comfort and much-needed relief.

Filing for bankruptcy
can be the fastest and easiest way for your family to escape the overwhelming burden of debt and find financial freedom. But taking that critical first step can be so intimidating that many consumers never get that chance.

The right bankruptcy attorney makes that first step - and all the steps that come after it - easier than you thought possible.

Here at DebtStoppers, we offer free debt consultations to all potential clients. If you crave independence from debt but you're uncertain about how to achieve it, our bankruptcy attorneys will thoughtfully discuss your situation, candidly answer your questions and walk you through your best possible solutions, all in a no-pressure environment with no strings attached.

So what makes a good bankruptcy attorney? There are two important qualities to consider: competence and compassion.

You want your bankruptcy attorney to be bright, knowledgeable and experienced enough to navigate the often confusing intricacies of bankruptcy law, which vary by state and situation.

For instance, many people file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy - which reorganizes debt into an installment plan with recurring payments - because they believe they earn too much money to be eligible for Chapter 7. And some lawyers will push clients into a Chapter 13 because it's easier. But with some time and effort on the part of a patient bankruptcy lawyer, it may be possible to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy - which can eliminate debt completely in just a few months.

But just as important as an expert attorney, you want an empathetic attorney: one who understands your emotions and puts you at ease.

With the right representative on your side, filing for bankruptcy doesn't have to be uncomfortable.

Thousands of people file for bankruptcy protection every year. It's nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. A good bankruptcy lawyer will never make judgments about you, brush off your questions or push you in a direction you're not 100 percent comfortable with. Your attorney is there to make the process of getting out of debt easier, not harder.

At DebtStoppers, we help clients wade through the myths surrounding bankruptcy to uncover the truth. For example: Bankruptcy does not cause lasting credit damage, it won't keep you from obtaining credit cards or buying a home, and it won't leave a stain on your reputation.

Just the opposite, bankruptcy can help you rebuild credit, qualify for better loan and credit terms, and improve your good standing - not to mention your confidence and self-esteem. Bankruptcy isn't an obstacle; it's a means of overcoming obstacles to achieve a fresh start.

Our DebtStoppers bankruptcy attorneys have helped thousands of Americans find just such a second chance. What's more, many of our clients have gone on to get credit, buy homes and cars and build up their savings soon after filing.

If you're suffocating under crippling debt, filing for bankruptcy with DebtStoppers can be your breath of fresh air.

Schedule your complimentary one-on-one debt analysis with one of our bankruptcy attorneys in Chicago, Atlanta or Tennessee today by calling DebtStoppers at 800-440-7235 or by visiting our website. The only thing you have to lose is your debt.

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