The bankruptcy process can be an intimidating one, full of confusing terminology, miles of red tape, and perplexing laws and statutes. To best navigate this territory, it's wise to enlist the help of a bankruptcy attorney. Below are some reasons to consider letting a lawyer handle your bankruptcy case.
Knowledge of the Law
The United States Bankruptcy Code is widely known to be involved, complex, and, more often than not, baffling to the average person. But, a bankruptcy attorney is a legal professional who has devoted their education and career to understanding the bankruptcy laws unique to this country. And, when have you someone on your side who knows the law, you can utilize the protections afforded to you to the fullest extent.
Understanding of Procedures
When you file for bankruptcy, you'll have to have specific documents filed within specific timeframes. As with any legal area, there are proper channels to follow that ensure you stay within the law and satisfy the requirements stipulated by those laws. A bankruptcy attorney knows the proper steps to take, papers to file, and procedures to follow so that your case can move smoothly and efficiently through the legal system.
All bankruptcy cases must have a hearing in a court of law. The judge will ask questions about your debt, your financial situation, and your filing. Your bankruptcy attorney represents you at this hearing, advising you on how to answer questions and also answering questions on your behalf. This support can make the sometimes stressful business of a hearing much more manageable.
The bankruptcy and business lawyers of Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik have been serving the La Crosse, Wisconsin, area for more than 100 years. Call (608) 784-3540, visit their website, or connect with them on Facebook or Twitter to schedule a consultation; they also offer representation as family, personal injury, and criminal attorneys. Trust Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik to guide you through the bankruptcy process and to the new opportunities of a debt-free life.