You spent a lot of time, money, and effort hiring a legal representative to help you manage your financial situation. You also spent countless hours debating whether filing for bankruptcy was the right decision for you. Despite all of this time and effort, your case can become even more confusing and difficult if you have a lawyer who isn’t going to bat for you.
 
If that’s the case, then is it alright to switch lawyers while you’re in the middle of a case? Would taking such an action impact the outcome of your bankruptcy claim? Learn more about why the lawyer you choose matters and whether you should switch mid-case below. 

Why Your Lawyer Matters

No one wants to admit defeat, especially when it comes to our personal finances. When you go to hire a bankruptcy attorney, you’re putting a lot of trust and faith in them. Not only are you exposing your financial vulnerabilities to your lawyer, but you’re also trusting them to advise you about your best options.
 
The attorney you hire matters because:
 
·         Bankruptcy is a time-sensitive matter
·         A good attorney can help save you time and money
·         Your lawyer can help stop wage garnishment, repossession efforts, and other collection         attempts in an emergency
·         Communication between you and your attorney is key to your success
·         They’ll avoid filing a claim that would never get approved
·         An inexperienced attorney could make major mistakes that impact you
·         Fees vary depending on the firm or lawyer you hire
 
Before you hire a lawyer or firm to help you, it’s important to ensure that they’re right for the job. First, look for a lawyer or firm that’s near your area. From there, verify that they have experience dealing with bankruptcy cases. Reach out to the office and schedule a consultation (https://www.kansascityaccidentinjuryattorneys.com/contact.cfm). Use this meeting to scope out the lawyer to determine if they’re a good match for you and your situation.  

Can I Switch Lawyers During My Case?

So, what happens if you hire an attorney but soon realize that they’re not right for the job? What should you do if you realize your lawyer doesn’t have the time to take on your case or even communicate with you?
 
Remember – you’re the one paying your attorney. If you don’t want to work with them anymore, then you’re free to search for a different attorney. This holds true even if you’re in the middle of a bankruptcy case or court proceedings.  Here are a few reasons you might be considering switching to a different attorney or firm:
 
·         Your lawyer isn’t performing their obligations per your contract
·         Your attorney isn’t doing what’s necessary to move your case forward
·         You’ve discovered another lawyer who will charge you less
·         You can’t communicate with your lawyer
 
Sometimes, you may want to switch lawyers simply because you don’t like the direction your case is going. It’s important to understand that if you’re looking for a different opinion or a different case result, then it’s unlikely that a different attorney will provide that for you. 

Do You Need Representation You Can Rely On?

When scoping out a potential lawyer for your case, you should always look to the firm’s previous case results (https://www.kansascityaccidentinjuryattorneys.com/case-results.cfm). Check out the attorney or firm’s reviews and read customer testimonials. Use all of this information to ensure you hire the best possible lawyer for your case.

Are You Considering Filing For Bankruptcy?

If you feel bankruptcy is the best option for your financial situation you need to speak with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 888.348.2616 to schedule your free consultation.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.