I am planning on file bankruptcy on my own and not jointly with my spouse. so do i need 2 attorneys or just the one for the bankruptcy?
I owe just a little over 10,000
99 out of 100 bankruptcy cases filed by people on their own eventually fail. Your mileage may vary. You need one attorney - for the bankruptcy filing. Don't do this alone - you have no idea about what you don't know. Contact an attorney.
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If you can file bankruptcy right away, spend the money on the bankruptcy attorney. If you need to delay filing bankruptcy for some reason, you may also need a civil litigation defense lawyer. Hope this perspective helps!
If its only ten thousand you should see what can be done to try and work out a deal prior to a filing. It is also possible that you're judgment proof and that a bankruptcy could cost you more than just letting the bank get a judgment. You should consult with a lawyer about your particulars as soon as possible.
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You can probably get rid of this debt with a bankruptcy but that is not always the best option. I would at least consult with a bankruptcy attorney just to see what your options are. My firm is in SC and offers a free consultation. Please click on my website for more information.
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