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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a bankruptcy attorney cost?

Hourly rates for bankruptcy attorneys range from $200-$300. In total, customers spend an average of $999-$1,183 for their services. But because lawyers have different fee structures, you should always ask for an estimate from several bankruptcy attorneys in your area before hiring one.

How do you find a bankruptcy attorney?

You’ll need to conduct a little bit of research to find the best bankruptcy lawyer for your situation. Start by pulling up a list of attorneys near you. Identify a few lawyers who have high ratings, mostly positive customer reviews and the required credentials in your state.

Once you have a list of three to five potential attorneys you can hire, figure out how much they charge. Ask for a free cost estimate (what are their hourly rates?) and ask them to explain their fee schedule. Choose an attorney with a solid track record and reputation, fair pricing and the right credentials.

How do lawyers get paid if they lose a case?

Lawyers typically charge for their time (typically a hourly rate) regardless of whether they win a case. Sometimes, the losing party is ordered to pay the other party’s lawyer fees on top of their own. Some lawyers also work on contingency, meaning they will take a percentage of the awarded amount only if they successfully win the case. 

Before hiring a lawyer, make sure you understand their fee structure.

How do you file bankruptcy without an attorney?

It’s possible to file bankruptcy without a lawyer’s help (which is called “filing pro se”) — but consider the pros and cons before you do. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts strongly recommends you get advice from an attorney because of the “long-term financial and legal outcomes.”

You can find bankruptcy attorneys near you on Thumbtack. Start searching and comparing potential lawyers to hire.

What does a bankruptcy attorney do?

A bankruptcy attorney helps individuals and corporations navigate the legal and court process of going through bankruptcy. They’ll explain the process to you, help you fill out forms, advise you on which chapter you should file under and more. 

Reviews for Bowie bankruptcy attorneys
Tim C.
If I could leave zero stars I would, my experience was completely unacceptable and I felt that I needed to warn others. I hired Vanessa to file my bankruptcy earlier this year and she completely botched the job. Not only was she unwilling to provide her expertise to aid me completing the forms, she accused me of dishonesty when they were not filled correctly. I have no legal experience therefore, I have no idea what I'm doing and should not be completing these forms without any form of assistance; that's what I hired her for. After I offered to go over the forms again and asked for her help she unexpectedly withdrew her appearance from my the case and never notified me. After numerous attempts to contact her, she has refused to respond. Today I had to attend my 341 meeting without counsel to discuss my case, and discovered that she left many items undone or done incorrectly despite her claiming the contrary. Now I have to find a new attorney to fix her mistakes and close the case. It appears to me that Vanessa never intended on finishing the case or doing a halfway decent job, she just planned to take my money, do barely the minimum, and leave. If I were you I’d look into another attorney to help you.
Law Office of Vanessa R. Dozier, LLCLaw Office of Vanessa R. Dozier, LLC
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