Advantages of Using a Bankruptcy Attorney

Jul 06, 2015
by The Atkins & Markoff Team

Advantages of Using a Bankruptcy Attorney

People oftentimes question whether or not hiring a bankruptcy attorney is necessary when moving forward with the bankruptcy process. As you will quickly find out, there are a lot of intangibles involved when filing for bankruptcy. Due to the complicated nature of the bankruptcy process, it is generally recommended that you retain the services of a knowledgeable attorney who understands the legal system. Even though the term ‘bankruptcy’ comes with a lot of negative connotations, there are many crucial benefits of filing for bankruptcy. When you are in over your head and feel like you have no options, bankruptcy attorneys can help. Attorney’s understand Oklahoma’s rules regarding bankruptcy, but also have your best interests in mind and are committed to doing whatever they can to help you get through these difficult times.

Here is a look at some of the main reasons why hiring a bankruptcy attorney is one of the best decisions you will ever make:

You will receive protection from creditor harassment. As soon as you have retained the services of a bankruptcy attorney, you should inform your creditors. Even though they are still legally allowed to contact you, a good bankruptcy lawyer will make an attempt – usually a successful one – to get the calls to stop. This will save you time and help you feel less stressed out by no longer having to deal with bothersome creditors calling you on a regular basis.

You will receive protection from uncertainty and helpful legal advice. One of the main benefits of hiring a bankruptcy attorney is the legal advice you will receive. It is no secret that the bankruptcy process is a complicated and confusing one, which is where your attorney will come in. There are numerous ins and outs of a bankruptcy petition – including communications from the court, the trustees who review your case, and the creditors, as previously mentioned. Navigating these waters can be extremely stressful, in large part because you don’t know how your actions will affect the outcome of your case. Your Oklahoma bankruptcy attorney will know exactly how to proceed, including what documents need to be submitted, where they need to go, and when they need to be turned in.

You will receive protection from mistakes. One of the most stressful aspects of the bankruptcy process is the paperwork. If any mistakes are made, it could mean the difference between your petition for bankruptcy being approved or dismissed. This is where a bankruptcy attorney comes in. They will help you fill out all the necessary paperwork, ensuring nothing is missed and no mistakes are made. In many cases, it can be difficult to know whether you should include certain items in your bankruptcy petition. If you fail to include something that you should have, it could result in dismissed case. In order to prevent this from happening and save yourself both time and a headache, it is in your best interest to hire a bankruptcy attorney.

When you hire an Oklahoma bankruptcy lawyer, all harassing calls and letters will stop, you will no longer have to deal with creditors intruding on your life, and foreclosure proceedings against your home can even be halted. We are here for you and are committed to doing everything we can to help you get back on your feet and out from under suffocating debt. To learn more about our bankruptcy services, please contact our law firm today.