When Bankruptcy Attorneys Fall Short of Expectations
When you pay a bankruptcy attorney to represent you in chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy you expect a few things to occur. You expect phone calls and emails to be returned in a reasonable period of time. You expect to be kept up-to-date on what is happening with your case, and for legal concepts that affect your case to be explained in a way that you can understand. Unfortunately, some bankruptcy attorneys do not always live up to these expectations. While an attorney is ethically responsible for keeping you up to date on significant developments in your case, not all bankruptcy attorneys do so efficiently or quickly. Furthermore, some bankruptcy attorneys are especially poor in explaining concepts to their clients. Bankruptcy law is complicated and clients are understandably not familiar with how the law affects their case, property and certain debts. It is the bankruptcy attorney’s responsibility to educate their client as to these matters and help them understand what will happen in their case and why. However, while bankruptcy attorneys should take time out of their day to educate their clients, some bankruptcy attorneys shirk this duty, and thereby fall short of expectations.
Some Bankruptcy Attorneys Do Not Educate Clients
It is true that some bankruptcy attorneys do not educate their clients. You may not understand how a reaffirmation agreement for your home mortgage will affect you in and after bankruptcy, and you are probably unfamiliar with the entire reaffirmation agreement process. In that instance, the bankruptcy attorney should explain the reaffirmation agreement procedure, advise you as to the advantages and disadvantages of signing the reaffirmation agreement, and tell you whether doing so is in your best interest or not. Unfortunately, there are some bankruptcy lawyers who rush the entire process, or worse, fail to explain the aforementioned entirely. If your bankruptcy attorney is not explaining things in a way that you can understand, then they are “behaving badly” and you deserve better counsel.
Some Bankruptcy Attorneys Do Not Return Phone Calls
Bankruptcy is a hectic practice area. Many bankruptcy attorneys have a lot of clients. In fact, the entire consumer bankruptcy practice is defined by a high case load. Consequently, it is easy for many bankruptcy attorneys to fall behind and not return client messages in a reasonable period of time. While it may be easy for your bankruptcy attorney to take their time returning your calls, a great bankruptcy attorney will stay in contact with you throughout the bankruptcy process. Returning client phone calls and emails is an important part of bankruptcy. Many clients are understandably concerned about what is happening with their case, and it is the job of the bankruptcy attorney to not exacerbate uncertainty by not returning phone calls and emails. Bankruptcy attorneys that deliver value will return your phone calls and messages within a short period of time.
Bankruptcy Attorney Adam Garcia Educates Clients & Returns Calls
Bankruptcy attorney Adam Garcia take consumer bankruptcy and client satisfaction seriously. Bankruptcy attorney Adam Garcia educates clients throughout the bankruptcy process. If something is happening with your bankruptcy that you do not understand attorney Adam Garcia will explain what is happening in a way that makes sense. Adam Garcia takes his duty to educate clients and return their calls seriously.