Top Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyers Near You

Law Offices of David A. Kubat

Bankruptcy Lawyer | Seattle, WA

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866-654-8160

Three Decades Practicing Bankruptcy Law

As a Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney for more than three decades, I have helped over 3,500 individuals and businesses in the Seattle metropolitan area (including King, and Snohomish counties) to file Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. As a skilled Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney, I focus on consumer financial problems and solutions to real estate foreclosures.  I provide …

Hackett Law Firm LLC

Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

360-213-2722

Don't Lose Your Car, Home, Furniture or Wages to Harassing Creditors. Take Action, Call Us, and Start Living Debt Free Today

The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe

Bankruptcy Lawyer | Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

866-696-0466

Learn How Bankruptcy May Be Able to Get Rid of Your Debt and Give You Peace of Mind. Call Today for a Free Consultation with an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney.

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Are You Considering Bankruptcy?

If you're overwhelmed with debt and are looking for legal solutions to solve your financial crisis then bankruptcy may be a great option for you. A skilled Seattle bankruptcy lawyer can help determine whether bankruptcy can help eliminate your debt, and get you back on your feet.

Different Types of Bankruptcy Available

Did you know there are various types of bankruptcy that each serve a different purpose and require a different skillset? A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is one type a bankruptcy attorney may decide is the best way for you to liquidate your assets to pay off creditors. This is especially true if you currently have no income.

On the other hand, a Bankruptcy law firm may select a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy as a way for you to keep control of your belongings while paying back your creditors over time.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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