However, just because you can doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.
For those seeking desperately needed debt relief through bankruptcy, going the do-it-yourself-route can be met with countless challenges. It’s not uncommon for unrepresented bankruptcy filers to experience the following:
- Problems with pre-bankruptcy claims
- Filing under the wrong chapter
- Failing to file the proper documentation
- Choosing incorrect property exemptions
- And more
Any of these mistakes can lead to your bankruptcy petition being dismissed – which means that you’ll be disqualified from bankruptcy relief and stuck with your burdensome debts.
For consumers who are drowning in debt and at the end of their financial ropes, it’s simply not worth the risk.
The Benefits of a Bankruptcy Attorney
A compassionate and highly qualified bankruptcy attorney can take the stress and guess-work out of bankruptcy logistics, saving you time and money, both in the present and in the long-run. Far too many unrepresented debtors have made catastrophic mistakes when filing (like the ones listed above), often because of misunderstandings of the complex and overlapping laws. While we’re not arguing that it should be this way, the reality is that it is. And that’s exactly why bankruptcy experts and consumer advocates are so important to the process.
A bankruptcy attorney can assist and advise you on the following:
- Whether a bankruptcy petition is right for you
- Which chapter best suits your financial needs
- Whether your debts can be discharged
- The tax consequences of filing
- Whether you should continue to pay creditors, and
- The logistics of your bankruptcy case
In addition to providing invaluable advice, a qualified bankruptcy attorney will also help explain the procedures to you, as well as assist in completing and filing the proper forms and documentation. At the end of the day, you’ll be assured that your bankruptcy petition is valid, complete, and properly filed.
At Vokshori Law Group, it’s our mission to defend struggling and underrepresented families, individuals and businesses from unyielding lenders and litigants, and help them get back on the road to financial recovery. Our bankruptcy experts put people first and law second, focusing on solutions rather than problems. We’ll help make sure that your bankruptcy petition is done properly and set you back on the path towards financial recovery and success.