What Questions to ask your West Palm Beach Bankruptcy Attorney?

For residents of West Palm Beach who have a fear of getting bankrupt, the smartest solution to tackle it would be to consult a bankruptcy attorney as quickly as possible. If you know a bankruptcy attorney that you have been dealing with for a while and trust him/her to be efficient on his/her job, you’re lucky but regardless, there are a number of questions that you should ask your West Palm Beach bankruptcy attorney before you head onto the proceedings.

Questions regarding the attorney’s experience with a particular firm and the number of cases they have solved are quite generic and common sense dictates that you need to be aware of the answers to these questions. However, there are also other factors that could contribute to your success or failure for which you need to ensure that your bankruptcy attorney has a thorough knowledge. These may be either generic questions related to law or specific questions related to local chapter 7 trustees or local chapter 13 trustees. These should include but are not restricted to the following:


  • What is the number of Bankruptcy Cases that you handle in a month?

Pay specific attention to the answer of this question as you certainly do not want an attorney who gets only a few cases. Neither would you want an attorney that is loaded with cases and does not have time to pay specific attention to your case.

  • Are you familiar with local chapter 7 trustees?

A positive answer to this question means that you can trust your attorney on the case if all other questions are also answered in your favor.

  • In the current circumstances, is bankruptcy a good idea for me?

Remember that filing for bankruptcy is a last resort. Do not be encouraged to choose an attorney that bluntly states that bankruptcy is a good idea. The one who assesses your situation thoroughly and determines that all alternatives have been crossed out is who you are looking for.

  • What do you expect me to pay you and what would be covered in that fees?

In this question, you are looking for an answer that relates to chapter 7 and chapter 13. While you don’t need to be thoroughly aware of these, your bankruptcy attorney should respond regarding the federal filing fee and the range of attorney fee for chapter 7 and chapter 13.