Even if you’ve never thought about filing for bankruptcy, you’ve probably seen or heard an ad on TV or the radio for low-cost bankruptcy lawyers. You may have wondered how these bankruptcy attorneys can make a profit while charging so little. The answer is often that these law practices are “bankruptcy mills,” firms that file a large number of bankruptcy cases without offering quality legal service to their clients—and the low price they advertise only applies to the simplest cases.
Bankruptcy mills often advertise a lot in order to bring in the volume of clients they need to stay afloat. They tend to spend as little time, money, and effort as possible on each client’s case. Though they do retain bankruptcy attorneys, most client interactions and paperwork are handled by non-attorney staff. In addition, they don’t give clients the personalized attention required to ensure the best outcome from the complex, highly situational bankruptcy process.
It’s always better to hire a bankruptcy attorney with a reputation for providing high quality legal services. Though price is an important consideration, it’s important to make sure your lawyer is experienced and reputable. You want someone who will take care of your case personally, not hand it off and ignore it until your court date.
If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, the Law Office of Tipton-Downie is here to help. Our experienced, compassionate, and professional bankruptcy lawyers are committed to helping you get your best possible result. We take the time to get to know you and your case, and it shows in our results. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation.