If you are broke and need to file for bankruptcy in Utah, one of the first questions that might cross your mind is how to pay your bankruptcy attorney. This is certainly a question that many people ask their lawyers when they go in for an initial consultation.
Prior to filing for bankruptcy many people stop paying for some of their debts in order to pay debts that are a higher priority (e.g. their mortgage), and oftentimes the additional money that they save is used to pay their lawyer. However, this is not necessarily a course of action that you should take without seeking the help of a bankruptcy attorney. A Utah attorney can help you know if you can stop paying a creditor and when, or at least advise you of the ramifications of your actions if you do stop.
Some people decide to represent themselves in court, pro se. But this is not recommended because the law is very complex and the pro se debtors may have their case dismissed because of a mistake. Bankruptcy can be pricey, but without skilled representation, it may be even more expensive.
A Utah bankruptcy lawyer can be extremely helpful to get your bankruptcy started right. An attorney will help you determine the appropriate type of bankruptcy to file for in your situation, or even if you should file for bankruptcy.
Do not be so afraid of fees that you put your case in jeopardy by not calling a lawyer for help. Many will offer free initial consultations that allow you to sit down and discuss your options. An experienced attorney is aware of the difficulty of paying fees when you are already financially burdened, and will help you find a way to structure the payments.
Attorneys at Shumway Van & Hansen always offers free consultations and often times can schedule an appointment within 24 hours. For more information please continue to utilize www.shumwayvan.com, call us at (801) 478-8080, or stop by our law offices in Salt Lake City which are located at 8 East Broadway #550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111.