Top Sterling Heights Debtor and Creditor Lawyers Near You

Charles J. Schneider, P.C.

Debtor and Creditor Lawyer | Serving Sterling Heights, MI

Free Consultation

248-483-0121

Over 30 years experience in helping clients with a fresh start in life. Contact today for help!

McGivney Law Firm, PLLC

Debtor and Creditor Lawyer | Serving Sterling Heights, MI

Free Consultation

810-605-5154

Local Professional Attorneys helping with a fresh start on life. Contact us today to stop the debt!

Buk & Associates, PLLC

Debtor and Creditor Lawyer | Serving Sterling Heights, MI

Free Consultation

586-298-1998

We help clients file for financial relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy code. Call today.

Law Offices of David W. Brown PLLC

Debtor and Creditor Lawyer | Serving Sterling Heights, MI

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

810-605-5123

If you're considering filing for Chapter 7, 11, or 13, we can help you through this tough time. Call today.

The Smith Law Offices, P.C.

Debtor and Creditor Lawyer | Serving Sterling Heights, MI

Free Consultation

Helping bankruptcy clients get a fresh start on life. Stop the creditors today. Call me for help!

Sterling Heights Debtor and Creditor Information

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

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  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
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  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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