Bankruptcy isn’t something most people ever plan on having to deal with. That’s why having to face a bankruptcy filing is so overwhelming. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this difficult situation alone. You’ll have a bankruptcy lawyer by your side throughout the process. However, you must make certain that you choose the right lawyer to work with. With so many law firms offering these services, how can you be sure you’ve picked the right one? Follow these four tips for finding the right bankruptcy attorney.

First, make sure the attorney you’re considering is experienced in handling bankruptcy cases. You’ll want someone whose case load has a high percentage in this area of practice. You’ll also want someone whose gotten favorable rulings for their clients.

Next, you’ll want to make sure that you’re dealing with a reputable legal organization. Many firms that place splashy ads everywhere are actually what we refer to as “bankruptcy mills.” They promise to offer debt relief but don’t directly represent you in the courts. Too often, people who choose this option don’t get the best results.

You should also look for someone who has standard agreements and fees for each of the types of bankruptcy cases they handle. The expectations for both parties should be clearly communicated, regardless of whether you’re filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.

Finally, think about the relationship you’ll have with your bankruptcy attorney. How will you and each person you’re considering get along? You need to be comfortable with your lawyer in order to have a good working relationship. This will lead to better communication and less stress on you.

If you need a bankruptcy or debt relief lawyer in Southern Georgia, call the Law Office of Tipton-Downie. Our experience speaks for itself, as we’ve represented many clients from throughout the region and Toombs County. Plus, we do it with personal service and compassionate professionalism. Our staff is ready to take your call at our Vidalia, GA bankruptcy law firm. Call today to schedule your initial consultation.