Jump to navigation Jump to content

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

Blog Category:
Morgan R. Teague, Esq.
Comments (0)
You decide filing bankruptcy is the right decision. You seek out an attorney and decide that the attorneys at Licker Law Firm can best serve your needs….
You come in and we go over your options and give you some “homework” on information to provide in order to prepare your petition. We ask for paycheck stubs, taxes, information about your expenses, personal property and your creditors. Then you think…. “Well wait a minute, if I am doing all of this work, why do I need an attorney?”
  1. The bankruptcy petition that has to be filed is the same whether you are represented by an attorney or not. You are held to the same standard. There are many forms, schedules and statements that must be filed. If they are not filed, the court can dismiss your case. If that happens you are now out court costs, still have the debt, and would have to pay court costs again to refile.
  2. You are signing all of your documents under penalty of perjury that they are true and correct.
  3. The exemptions available to protect your property change based on certain information
  4. Trustee can liquidate property that is not protected under the bankruptcy
In short, it is not worth the risk of having all of these issues. You want a fresh start so hire an attorney and make sure it is done right the first time.
Keep in mind the attorney has no way of knowing personally what debt or property you  have accumulated. While we can run a credit report to get you started, there is still some work that goes into filing for bankruptcy.
All in all, the amount of work that is required certainly worth getting rid of your debt!

Category: Bankruptcy

There are no comments.

Post a comment

Post a Comment to "Why Do I Need an Attorney?"

To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."


Email:* (will not be published)


Notify me of follow-up comments via email.

For Current Clients

Our Locations

St. Charles Office

1861 Sherman Drive
St Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 636-916-5400

At Hwy 94 and Hwy 70.

Get Directions | See Detail

St. Louis Office

3470 Hampton Ave, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63109
Phone: 314-353-0834

Close to the corner of Hampton Ave and Chippewa. By appointment only.

Get Directions | See Detail

South & Jefferson County office

7321 S. Lindbergh Ave., Suite 222
St. Louis, MO 63125
Phone: 636-916-5400

Across the South County Mall.

Get Directions | See Detail

Florissant Office (North County)

1281 Graham Rd, Suite 300
Florissant, MO 63031
Phone: 314-921-1880

At North Hanley and Hwy 270.

Get Directions | See Detail

Belleville Office (St. Clair county)

2 Park Place Professional Centre
Belleville, Illinois 62226
Phone: 618-977-9560

On Hwy 159, next to Schnucks.

Get Directions

Granite City Office (Madison County)

3600 Nameoki Rd, Suite 201
Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: 618-977-9560

Across Shop'n Save, by appointment only.

Get Directions | See Detail

Follow Us On