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The burden of debt can be overwhelming. Endless bills, harassing phone calls from creditors, maybe even the threat of foreclosure, wage garnishment, a sheriff sale or judgment. Luckily, debtors in Erie, PA don’t have to suffer endlessly with debt – bankruptcy offers debtors an option to achieve debt relief and obtain a fresh financial start. Choosing a bankruptcy lawyer in Erie, PA could be one of the most important decisions you make. In order to protect yourself and get the assistance you need, follow these steps when choosing a bankruptcy attorney.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Most bankruptcy attorneys in Erie, PA offer a free consultation. Foster Law Offices, LLC offers clients free consultations Monday through Friday (evenings and weekends available upon request). There is no charge or obligation and individuals are given the opportunity to meet with licensed Pennsylvania bankruptcy attorney Daniel Foster or Ronald Cook to assess if bankruptcy (and which type) is an appropriate solution. Individuals should NEVER sign up for “debt relief” with an individual or company without first meeting with a licensed attorney.

Verify Attorney License

The bankruptcy process in Erie, Pennsylvania is overseen by the United States Bankruptcy Court of Western Pennsylvania. Only licensed Pennsylvania attorneys in good standing are able to practice in Pennsylvania. Take a minute to confirm that the attorney you are considering is a licensed Pennsylvania in good standing with no disciplinary action. Look up Attorneys here.

Ask About Experience

Bankruptcy offers individuals and small businesses alike an excellent opportunity for a fresh start when filing is appropriate. While individuals can file for protection under the US Bankruptcy Code without an attorney, it may be difficult to do so successfully. There are several local rules, requirements, and procedures which must be followed in order for a bankruptcy to be realized with successful results. When meeting with Erie, PA bankruptcy attorneys ask about their experience. Do they work exclusively in bankruptcy? Do they offer several types of generalized legal services? How many cases have they handled in their career?

If you are a resident, we invite you to contact Foster Law Offices, LLC to schedule a free consultation. Looking for a list of Erie bankruptcy lawyers – no problem, the Erie County Bar Association can assist you with finding lawyers and firms who offer bankruptcy representation to Erie county.