Bankruptcy Lawyer Oklahoma City, OK
When searching for a Bankruptcy Lawyer in Oklahoma City, OK it is important to consider the following:
- Will you be speaking directly to the lawyer or someone in his staff? If you hire my firm, I will personally meet with you upon your first meeting and will personally walk you through every step of the process as if you are my only client. You will have my personal contact information so that you can get in communication with me at any time should you have a question.
- Does the law firm you are considering specialize in bankruptcy or do they practice other types of law? My firm specializes and only practices Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 Bankruptcy. Because of this, we are able to stay on top of all changes in the laws or rules to ensure that your case goes smoothly.
- How much experience does the attorney have? While the majority of bankruptcy cases go relatively smoothly, there can be complications arise and you want to ensure that you have an experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer in Oklahoma City on your side to guide you through any complications. I have been practicing only bankruptcy law since 2007.
- Does the attorney handle cases outside of Oklahoma City? You will have a hearing about 30 days after you file your bankruptcy. That hearing can be held in Enid, Lawton or Oklahoma City. Make sure that you hire an attorney that will handle your case whether you live in Western Oklahoma. I practice in all three areas.
What does a Bankruptcy Lawyer in Oklahoma City do?
- The job of a bankruptcy lawyer is to meet with you and discuss your financial situation with you while determining and counseling you on the different options available to address your situation best. Sometimes bankruptcy is the right option and sometimes another option is favorable. I believe that you should make sure that your attorney has your best interest at heart and not their own financial interests.
- Your attorney will ask you to produce documents to enable them to determine your income, budget, the things you own and the places that you owe.
- The attorney with your assistance will fill out documents to be filed with the court. The documents include the petition, schedules, statement of financial affairs, the means test and the plan in a ch. 13.
- Once you have approved the documents and signed them, they will be filed with the court in Oklahoma City and the Court will notify all of your creditors.
- About 30 days after the filing, will have a brief hearing with the trustee assigned to your case either in Oklahoma City, Enid or Lawton. At that hearing, along with your attorney, you will be asked basic questions as to whether you signed the documents, reviewed them and agree with what is contained within the documents.
- After a couple of months of the hearing, you will receive a discharge (in a Ch. 7 case).
Marty Martin Law is a full service, experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer Oklahoma City, OK residents trust. We are reasonably priced and have many reviews from satisfied clients. Please give us a call to discuss your situation in a free consultation.