In a stressful situation like bankruptcy, it is easy to understand how many people would turn to cheap legal services. A more cost effective lawyer could sound appealing, especially if you have no funds. However, it is not always in your best interest to follow your wallet instead of your instincts. Our Englewood bankruptcy lawyer shares some things you should look out for before hiring an attorney to represent you.
You should be wary of the warning signs if the attorney:
- Is inexperienced. Many attorneys that lack experience or skill will resign to low legal fees. They do not possess the quality needed to attract clients at higher prices so they lower their fees in order to attract clients that might not be able to afford other attorneys.
- Never says no. If your attorney is taking on every client that calls him or her, they can become overloaded with the number of cases they are representing. If a lawyer takes on every client, usually they will spend less time on each case as a result.
- Is unresponsive. If your attorney is late to meetings or takes forever to return your calls, he or she could be overloaded. It could also mean that he or she is not committed to your case or is only treating your case as a paycheck.
- Is salesy. An attorney that is all talk and no substance won’t do your case any good. Be careful of not getting sold on a lawyer that has a great sales pitch but cannot deliver afterward.
Paying the extra legal fees could be worth it to guarantee that your attorney will be diligently focused on your case and that he or she possesses the skills needed to succeed. Of course, this doesn’t always pertain to every lawyer or law firm. There are some affordable bankruptcy attorneys that can be quality and there are some expensive lawyers that can be terrible. That is why it is important to learn all you can about a law firm and the level of services they provide before hiring.
To learn about the Law Office of Michael Boyd, contact us at (201) 383-6173.