Are you planning to file bankruptcy but you’re not sure if you can afford to employ a lawyer? Everyone who is in bad debt problem would like to know. Well, here’s how to do it in ten minutes or less.
Online Resource #1:
Use Yahoo! Local located in local.yahoo.com
Key in the search phrase “cheap bankruptcy lawyers” in the first search field. Then key in your location on the second box and click the “Search” button or press “Enter”. Yahoo! will then give you a result of attorneys that matches your search term. You will also see a map with markers on it. Click any of the marker and you will see the actual web site address, phone number, and local address . You can also perform the above procedure using Google Maps located in maps.google.com
Online Resource #2:
LexisNexis’ Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Network located in www.attorneys.com
This is LexisNexis’ online version of Martindale-Hubbell comprehensive lawyer directory. Under Step 1, key in your zip code. You need to click the [+] sign for Bankruptcy under the “All Areas of Law”. It should expand, now select “Consumer Bankruptcy” and click the “Search” button. You should have your list of consumer bankruptcy lawyers. If the list is too few, then you can use the zip codes of adjacent cities near you.
Online Resource #3:
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) located in www.nacba.org
This is a exclusive organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the legal rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. When you visit the home page of NACBA, click the “Find attorneys near you!” banner located at the right sidebar. After the search page loads, key in your hometown or city and state in the search box. You must choose one radio button under the “Location (within)” label, for example 20 miles. Click the “Search” button. It should give you a location map with markers and a list of lawyers and law firms that are inside the area coverage that you selected. If the list is too many, you can narrow down the results by selecting a smaller area coverage under the “Location (within)” label, for example 5 miles.
Some Warning On Choosing A Bankruptcy Attorney
An attorney can either represent the creditor or the debtor. Make sure the bankruptcy attorney that you are getting is a “pro consumer” and not a “pro creditor.” Remember that bankruptcy is not an easy matter, you do not want your attorney to miss the intricacies and complexeties that could save you money and property in the long run. Never assume that free or cheapest is better. Experience always counts.
A Quicker Solution:
Are the above procedures too difficult for you? If you do not have enough time to call and visit bankruptcy lawyers then try the simple 3-stage process of. Check the instructions on how to easily locate your low-cost bankruptcy attorney using a free service located at http://www.bankruptcylawyersandattorneys.com/cheap-bankruptcy-lawyers.html
Roilee Mandeville is the author of “ “, a free 10-minute guide on how to quickly get a reasonably priced bankruptcy lawyer to prepare your bankruptcy petition.