There is a lot of advice available on the internet regarding how to prepare for a bankruptcy consultation to get the most out of your time, however, there isn't much information on what you can expect to get out of your initial consultation.
While this article is aimed specifically at bankruptcy, I have found that it is generally applicable to all initial consultations which I offer in my practice regardless of the matter at issue.
If I were to distill into a single word what my potential clients can expect from their initial consultation I would say:
Almost all clients I meet with have at best a patchwork understanding of what, if anything, can be done for them in their current situation. Many have done some basic Google research and found bits and pieces of information that they think may help or hurt their situation but have no real, concise understanding of their situation and how it may be handled under Florida (or federal) law.
This is where I come in.
For the most part, a consultation is your chance to get answers to the questions you have and to be provided with a legal opinion on your financial (or legal) situation.
My consultations generally take about an hour and I will discuss your entire situation, potential alternatives, and the process of bankruptcy as it would apply to you in your specific case.
Because of my unique background, I often find my services are called upon when people are looking for viable alternatives to bankruptcy for one reason or another.
In fact, I have helped MANY people who have come to me after being told by other bankruptcy attorneys that there was no other way to handle their current situation other than a bankruptcy filing.
I pride myself on providing comprehensive consultations which leave my potential clients with a solid understanding of their situation, their options, and the next steps they may want to take.
Armed with this information, you will be in a position to make an informed choice and feel confident in the direction that you choose.
This concept is the essence of the consultation and something that I strive for when consulting with each of my potential clients, no matter how small or large the case may be.
There are certain disclosures which I am required by law to provide to you after I give you advice related to bankruptcy. I will provide this information to you at the consultation. I will also provide you with a wealth of information related to bankruptcy, consumer credit and debt and other information that I think consumers considering bankruptcy should have available to review at their leisure. While I'm happy to answer any and all questions along the way, I understand that many consumers want to be able to review some information at their own pace.
Feel free to browse my website for more information and I look forward to hearing from you to see if there is anything that I can do to help.
The Law Office of Alex McClure provides services in Lake Mary, Sanford, Longwood, Deltona, Deland and all of Seminole, Volusia, Orange, Brevard and Lake Counties.