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Why DIY Bankruptcy is a Bad Idea

by Erin B. Shank

You can download the forms online and proceed to file for bankruptcy on your own… and at your own risk. Not everyone encounters problems with DIY bankruptcy, but these fortunate cases are not good reasons to think your case will be the same and that you will not encounter trouble. If you are considering bankruptcy in Texas, or anywhere else, it is important to understand the process, your options, and your rights. DIY bankruptcy seems enticing because you avoid the cost of an attorney and can take care of things without trying to fit more appointments into your schedule. However, even reading up on bankruptcy law will not always help you to fully understand the bankruptcy process and to complete every step.

A qualified Central Texas bankruptcy attorney can help you to understand bankruptcy laws the process, your options, and your rights. Additionally, a bankruptcy lawyer will be able to advise you every step of the way and can help you to understand any exceptions or exemptions in your case. These things are far more important than saving time and money with DIY legal documents. Furthermore, DIY documents are often generic and may not always be valid. With attorney-prepared documents, you can ensure your legal paperwork adheres to Texas bankruptcy laws and can avoid the hassles associated with invalidation. Why take the risk of filing for bankruptcy alone? You have already encountered enough headaches with your financial problems. Ease your burden and contact an experienced Waco bankruptcy attorney before proceeding.

erin b shank

I have been practicing exclusively bankruptcy law in Texas for almost 40 years. Unlike most other law firms, my firm is exclusively dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses find a way out of their financial difficulties through the use of our nation’s bankruptcy laws.

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