Find a Bankruptcy Attorney near Raytown, MO

Find a Bankruptcy Attorney near Raytown, MO

Find a Bankruptcy Attorney near Raytown, MO

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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 Raytown bankruptcy attorneys
Ashley B.
Making the decision to file for bankruptcy was extremely difficult and stressful.  When I started the process, I was working with an attorney who told me I would not be eligible to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and that the Chapter 13 was my only option regardless of our household income and family size being what they are.  This didn't sit well with me, and I asked again to be sure only to receive the same information from him.  My instincts told me to look for another lawyer, and after reading some reviews, I chose Jeff Gedbaw.  Jeff contacted me right away, and he allowed me to share my situation with him.  He was patient, kind, and genuine.  I never once felt rushed over the phone, and I had ALOT of questions because I was concerned about what our life would look like post-bankruptcy. Jeff was always professional, even when I shared the information from the other attorney, he didn't put them down or discredit them.  He simply explained that the information was incorrect, and that I was indeed eligible to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Jeff answered every question I had with confidence, and he is very knowledgeable about the bankruptcy process.  He made sure I knew what was going to happen every step of the way, and he reassured me that everything would be alright every time I felt anxious about the court hearing.  My discharge was granted, and I could not have asked for a better attorney to represent me in this situation.  If you're considering filing for bankruptcy, give him a call and explain your situation.  He will listen without judgement and recommend what will work in YOUR best interest.  Thank you again Jeff!
Gedbaw Law Firm, LLCGedbaw Law Firm, LLC
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