Getting the right help when you file for bankruptcy is crucial to its success, whether you file on your own, get a lawyer, or use a bankruptcy petition preparer. Below you'll find articles that help you sort out whether you need an attorney or can go it alone, how much an attorney costs, what a bankruptcy petition preparer can do for you, and everything you need to know about finding and hiring a bankruptcy lawyer.
What Should I Expect From My Bankruptcy Lawyer
If you hire a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney, here's what that lawyer should do for you.
Average Attorney Fees in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Learn about average bankruptcy attorney fees in Chapter 7, deceptive fee advertisements, and what it means if your court has presumptive or no-look fee amounts.
Average Attorney Fees in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 attorney fees vary by court and district. Learn more.
Options If You Can't Afford a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer
Here's what to do if you can't afford a Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney.
Can I Pay My Bankruptcy Lawyer in Installments?
Whether you can make payments to your bankruptcy lawyer over time depends on whether you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 and the policy of your bankruptcy court.
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Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney
Whether you should file for bankruptcy without an attorney ("pro se") depends on the type of bankruptcy and the complexity of your case.
Do It Yourself Chapter 13: Should You File Without an Attorney?
Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy on your own is rarely a good idea.
Can I Replace My Bankruptcy Lawyer?
You can fire and replace your bankruptcy lawyer at any time. Learn when you might want to do so, and how to find a new attorney.
Should I Use a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer?
Bankruptcy petition preparers may be helpful, but be aware of their limitations.