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Why You Need a Dallas Bankruptcy Lawyer

Posted by Lee Stringham | Feb 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are many individuals in Texas and throughout the US who have filed for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or who are currently assessing their current financial situation.  During the bankruptcy process, some individuals decide not to hire a lawyer to help them, not realizing how complex filing can be.  It's never a good idea to find out too late that a Dallas bankruptcy lawyer can help make the process easier.  By working with you every step of the way if you end up filing, or by helping you to avoid bankruptcy altogether, hiring a bankruptcy lawyer is a smart choice.

A Dallas bankruptcy lawyer works on your behalf, filling out all of the required paperwork and making sure that everything is documented correctly and that it's submitted on time to the appropriate parties.  Bankruptcy lawyers also work with each of the parties involved in the case, ensuring that all questions are answered and that everything has been taken care of.

Representing yourself in court in a bankruptcy case can be tricky.  Individuals who represent themselves in bankruptcy case are expected to fully understand the bankruptcy laws and processes involved.  Just because you don't have a lawyer doesn't mean that your bankruptcy case will be treated any differently than the others – you won't get any special treatment in the courts, and you'll be responsible for filing all paperwork on time, showing up to court at the appointed dates and performing all of the tasks required.  It may sound easy, but for those who have never dealt with bankruptcy law, it's no simple task.

Bankruptcy laws do vary from state, so hiring a bankruptcy lawyer in your area should be your first step if you have decided to file for bankruptcy.  For those who are unsure if they should file, a bankruptcy lawyer can review the case and make a recommendation.  In some cases, hiring a bankruptcy attorney can help people avoid bankruptcy in the first place, making it easier to resolve the situation.

About the Author

Lee Stringham

Most people who meet Lee Stringham have come to know him as Suzanne's husband, a father of five children, and an enthusiastic entrepreneur. Raised between Washington, Oregon, Texas and New Mexico, Lee has been involved in banking and real estate transactions since 2002 and has been practicing law...


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