About Bankruptcy Attorneys in Sacramento, CA
There are many Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys that can competently represent you in chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. While other pages on this site give you advice on how to find the right bankruptcy attorney for your situation, this page will profile the average Sacramento bankruptcy attorney. To learn more about our attorney contact Sacramento Law Group at (916) 596-1018.
Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys are usually graduates of local law schools. The law schools in the greater Sacramento area include McGeorge School of Law, Lincoln Law School, and Northwestern California University School of Law. While few of these law schools are within the top tier of law schools in the nation their graduates often receive practical training after law school. Unique among these law schools is Northwestern California University School of Law; the only online law school in California. Many graduates of these law schools remain in the area, and some of these graduates go on to become bankruptcy attorneys.
Many Sacramento bankruptcy lawyers practice consumer bankruptcy law. Consumer bankruptcy law relates to the representation of individuals in chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. In contrast, small business or corporate bankruptcy law relates to chapter 11 bankruptcy in which entities typically comprise the client base.
Sacramento consumer bankruptcy attorneys often accept flat fees for their services. In fact, the Eastern District of California which includes the Sacramento Division has set maximum “no look” fee guidelines for chapter 13 fees. These guidelines set a cap on what chapter 13 bankruptcy attorneys can charge without their fee being second guessed by the bankruptcy court. Furthermore, many Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys exclude incidental expenses from their flat fees. For instance, many bankruptcy lawyers do not include the $306 filing fee in their chapter 7 flat fee. Before signing a representation agreement make sure that you understand what is and is not included in the flat fee. Furthermore, review your signed representation agreement before paying the bankruptcy lawyer any additional sums for incidental expense.
About Our Bankruptcy Attorney
There are some things that separate our bankruptcy attorney from other lawyers. First, our attorney graduated cum laude from a Tier-1 law school. While there are many bankruptcy lawyers in Sacramento who deliver great representation but who graduated from unaccredited law schools, retaining a bankruptcy attorney with high marks will help you rest assured that you have a good bankruptcy attorney on your side. Second, our bankruptcy attorney charges a flat fee that includes the cost of obtaining a professional 3-source credit report, tax transcripts, and required education courses. While other bankruptcy attorneys exclude these costs from their flat fee in order to make their quote more appealing, our bankruptcy attorney believes in transparent fees. Third, our bankruptcy attorney believes in strong customer service. Sacramento Law Group wants every client to feel like they received value from our attorney’s services. At the end of our representation we want to achieve something that is very difficult in the legal profession: client satisfaction. Most clients understandably feel like the got the short-end-of-the-stick after hiring an attorney, but our bankruptcy attorney hopes to deliver positive results that outweigh the cost of the bankruptcy process.