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How To Choose The Right Bankruptcy Attorney

How To Choose The Right Bankruptcy Attorney

Your debt has been accumulating for months, even years. Or maybe a recent event caused your debt to increase quickly. Either way, your mortgage, car loans, credit card debt, all of these expenses have become too much to keep up with. When you’ve exhausted all of your financial options and have faced the reality of financial hardship, it may be a time to consider bankruptcy. Bankruptcy gives you a second chance and will help you clear a path for future financial success. It will also help you and your family move forward without being held back by the overwhelming pressure of pre-existing debt. Choosing the right bankruptcy attorney to handle your situation and help guide you to a clearer and better path is the first, most crucial step in the process. There are plenty of bankruptcy attorneys in NJ to choose from. Take a look at these simple guidelines to help you narrow down your search and choose the right bankruptcy attorney.

Do Your Research

Before making any financial decisions, research is an essential first step. Just by reading this you are clearly in the beginning stages of your process. It’s a good idea to start researching local bankruptcy and debt defense attorneys in your area. Check out their websites, what they offer and even look into some reviews. Consult friends and family who have been in a similar situation. Take this time to not only look for local, experienced bankruptcy attorneys, but also look into the bankruptcy process and what it entails. Be knowledgeable about your situation and the variety of options you have. This will assist you later when meeting with your bankruptcy attorney. Remember, knowledge is power, it’s important to know what this process entails to assist you in making the right decision when hiring an attorney.

Things To Keep In Mind

When researching and narrowing down your options, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. Look for experience; a bankruptcy attorney with a wide range of experience in the field will have greater potential in helping you improve your situation. Oftentimes bankruptcy isn’t always the best option. Cost is another factor to consider. Research average bankruptcy attorney fees and keep that range in mind when meeting with different attorneys. When dealing with money in this situation it’s important to spend it wisely!


Once you have researched a few potential bankruptcy attorneys, it is time to schedule your in-person consultations. It’s important to keep your options open and consider a few different attorneys. During your meeting it’s essential to gather as much information as possible. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; the right attorney will answer all your questions. Make sure the attorneys you are meeting with are knowledgeable and aren’t afraid to discuss alternative options other than bankruptcy. Although you may think bankruptcy is the best option for you, sometimes it’s not, which makes it vital to be aware of all of your options. The right attorney should allow you to talk and be heard, they should also have a passion for the process. Keep all of these things in mind during your meetings.

The Final Decision

After doing your research, meeting with multiple attorneys, weighing your options and asking lots of questions, you should feel ready to make a decision about the right bankruptcy attorney for you. Keeping the above tips in mind will make it easier for you to decide who you want to handle your case. 

As an experienced Burlington bankruptcy attorney, I am here to help guide you through the entire process, from counseling to filing to releasing or reorganizing your debt. I will take care of every detail and deadline to ensure that you have a fresh start to your financial future. Contact the law offices of Tom Orr today to schedule your free consultation.


Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including consumers and business owners, file for bankruptcy each year. While many think this situation is the result of overspending, most cases are due to financial hardship such as job loss, costly medical bills, divorce, or a poor economy.

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