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Few people feel confident to weather the stress and paperwork of bankruptcy (personal or commercial) without an expert attorney to guide and advice the process. Although individuals can legally file bankruptcy cases without an attorney (corporations and partnerships cannot), successfully navigating the process is difficult on one’s own.

Bankruptcy involves wiping out the majority of a debtor’s bills and securing protection from the hassling of creditors. Requirements and fees for filing bankruptcy in Minnesota can be found at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota’s website. Because of the complexity of the process, the United States Federal Courts system strongly advises individuals to file for bankruptcy with the help of an attorney.

The importance of finding a good Minnesota bankruptcy firm

Finding competent legal counsel is vital to having a successful bankruptcy process. You should hire a law firm that has proven experience aiding debtors through bankruptcy. They should also be well-versed in not only federal bankruptcy code, but they should also understand the nuances of Minnesota law concerning bankruptcy and Minnesota-specific exemption laws, such as the Homestead Exemption and property exemption laws. The state of Minnesota allows bankruptcy filers to choose to follow property exemption laws either in the U.S. bankruptcy code or under state law, but not both. Therefore, finding a good Minnesota bankruptcy firm that navigates both codes exceptionally well will benefit you the most. Keep in mind that legal professionals offer their services free of judgment or disapproval over how you ended up in bankruptcy. A good law firm assumes your side from day one. They can take you through all the stages of the process, including planning pre-bankruptcy, exploring options for the repayment of loans, and the actual filing process.

Choosing one from amongst all the MN bankruptcy lawyers: Who should I trust?

When you are ready to hire an attorney in Minnesota, consider the following:

  • Research the attorney’s education, experience, and reputation in the legal field.
  • Make sure the lawyer has a solid understanding of bankruptcy law.
  • Schedule a meeting called an “initial consultation” and bring all your questions with you, such as inquiring about the lawyer’s experience, the options they think you have, and what kinds of fees they charge for their services. Also prior to the meeting, ask the lawyer what information you will need to provide (i.e. property information, a list of your debts, etc.).
  • Evaluate the lawyer’s communication style and how comfortable you feel trusting them to handle this confidential legal process for you.
  • If the first attorney you meet with doesn’t feel like a good fit, whether because of their experience, fees, or personality, don’t be afraid of meeting with several others.

Any MN bankruptcy lawyers should be willing to offer you names and contact information for their past clients, should you have any reservations about hiring them. Doing your research will give you confidence that you have chosen the right attorney for you, and together, you and your attorney can pave the way towards your fresh start in life. 

Kelsch Law Firm can help!

We know bankruptcy law well at Kelsch Law Firm, P.A. With several decades of experience, our attorneys are regularly praised for our expertise. Chad. Kelsch was recently nominated as a "Rising Star" in Minneapolis for his legal achievements.

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