Once you’ve made the decision to talk to a Bankruptcy Lawyer in Salt Lake City, you’ve probably been through a lot. You may have had creditors harassing you, wage garnishments, threats of foreclosure. You are understandably confused and worried about what options you have to relieve your financial burdens.
A Salt Lake City bankruptcy attorney should help you through this by talking to you about your options…all of your options, including non-bankruptcy as well as chapter 7 bankruptcy and chapter 13 bankruptcy in Utah. Unfortunately, this is not always what bankruptcy attorneys in Salt Lake City do.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve become aware of several instances where Utah bankruptcy attorneys have coaxed their clients into filing for chapter13 relief, when their best option was probably to stick with a chapter 7 bankruptcy. Quite frankly, I’m angry that fellow Utah bankruptcy attorneys would do this. I assure you that there are plenty of good bankruptcy lawyers in Salt Lake City who would never do such a thing, and I am one of them.
I’m not saying that chapter 13 bankruptcy relief is never the best option for you; I’m just trying to give you a heads up. When you’re searching for a bankruptcy lawyer in Salt Lake City to handle your Utah Bankruptcy, be sure that that lawyer is willing to discuss all of your options with you. If you feel that the lawyer is trying to push you one way or another – rather than simply advising you about the differences between Chapter 13 bankruptcy and Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and allowing you to come to your own conclusions – that should be a red flag.
Remember, your Salt Lake City Bankruptcy Lawyer is supposed to act like someone who has your best interest at heart. Bankruptcy attorneys are not supposed to act like sleazy used car salesmen (no offense to honest used car salesmen 😉 )