Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How Can You Find the Best Deal on Bankruptcy in Missouri or Illinois?

Few words get so many people as excited as "sale." Though we shop on price for clothes, food, furniture and even cars, does finding the best deal on bankruptcy truly have anything to do with the price? Since most fees for St Louis or Wentzville Missouri bankruptcy attorneys don't vary much, the cheapest may not actually be any indicator that you are getting a great deal. So, what are the indicators that you are getting the best deal on Missouri or Illinois bankruptcy?

- Look for an attorney who will go above and beyond before you are even a client. You can get great service from a St Louis Missouri bankruptcy attorney before you even step foot in an office if you know what to look for. While many attorneys offer a free consultation, the best ones will offer you free educational materials like articles, blogs, and even books to help you determine if bankruptcy is the best move for your financial future or not.

- Look for other satisfied clients. These days, you can find reviews of just about anything online. A bankruptcy lawyer in Missouri or Illinois might even have client testimonials posted on his or her website. If the clients don't have anything good to say, you might not either.

- Find lawyers who are well respected at their offices and in the community. Typically, an attorney who has been active and positive in the legal community will be a member of bankruptcy associations, have published articles and books, and have the support of the legal community. An attorney can start gaining your respect by first proving he or she has the respect of colleagues and clients.

I realize that none of these warning signs of a good bankruptcy deal have anything to do with price. That is because having a great bankruptcy experience has little to do with price and more to do with the quality of the attorney. Getting credit card debt help, protection from foreclosure, and relief from the harassment of your creditors is an important move for you and your family. I don't think I'd put my family at risk by hiring an attorney that may or may not be able to provide them with the relief they need.

If you were having open heart surgery, would you find the cheapest surgeon? Nope, I bet you'd try to find the best. You don't need to treat your financial future any differently.

Missouri Bankruptcy attorney James Brown has been working to relieve the debt of hard-working American families for over 15 years. He has dedicated his career to educating consumers about options for debt relief and has released 5 publications, including, "Get Out of Debt: Secrets Your Creditors Don't Want You to Know." You can request a free copy at

by Jim Brown


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