In the Dallas area, the amount of money that an attorney can charge is pretty much set. It doesn’t matter if you are filing a voluntary petition under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. What really matters is the type of the attorney that you hire. Before you give any money to a lawyer, ask yourself a couple of questions:
- Do I really need to hire a lawyer?
If you were charged with a major crime, would you act as your own lawyer? Debt problems can be every bit as serious. More importantly, debt problems can be emotionally and physically overwhelming. Why deal with these problems on your own, when you already have so many other occupational and familial goals to meet?
- What was my experience at the initial consultation?
Did you choose your appointment time, or were you assigned a time? Did you have to fill out forms and pay money before you ever saw anyone? Was the lobby as full as a doctor’s waiting room during flu season? In sum, was the lawyer’s office too big?
On the other hand, did the attorney have no support staff? When you asked questions, did the attorney know the answers? Were you asked to pay in cash? In sum, was the lawyer’s office too small?
Goldilocks wanted a bowl of porridge that was neither too cold nor too hot. You deserve an attorney that has both the expertise to deal with your case and the time to deal with your case. Call the “just right” attorneys at Henley and Henley for your free consultation.