If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you are already facing some difficult decisions. Your choice of attorney shouldn’t be one of them.
A lot of attorneys advertise that they practice bankruptcy law. How do you know which one is right for you? You need an attorney who is not only knowledgeable about bankruptcy law, but who can make this often-challenging process less stressful for you.
At John A. Steinberger & Associates, we are committed to helping you get not only the legal outcome you need, but the experience you deserve. Bankruptcy is the resolution of a difficult time in your life, and the first step toward a better one. Here are some of the reasons so many people choose our firm to help them take that step.
Hundreds of Michigan attorneys offer bankruptcy services. Only a handful are board certified. Even fewer are board certified in consumer bankruptcy. Attorney John Steinberger is one of them. What does that mean?
Consumer bankruptcy refers to bankruptcy cases that are filed on behalf of individuals or couples, not businesses. Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are consumer bankruptcies. Board certification means that an attorney has gone through a rigorous process to be recognized for their legal knowledge, skill, and ethics.
In the case of consumer bankruptcy, board certification requires a day-long examination, strict continuing legal education requirements, and having focused their practice on consumer bankruptcy for at least five years. In addition, attorneys must go through a comprehensive peer review process by other attorneys in the practice area. It requires a great deal of dedication and effort to become board-certified and to maintain board certification. Certification is not for attorneys who dabble in a practice area; it’s for those who are committed to being the best they can be.
If you were facing heart surgery, you would choose a board-certified surgeon over a general surgeon without certification. You deserve the same level of skill and experience when your financial future is at stake.
Bankruptcy isn’t just part of our practice at John A. Steinberger & Associates; it’s all we do. More specifically, we represent only consumers: real people with financial problems like yours. In over thirty years of practice, attorney John Steinberger has helped thousands of people free themselves from the crushing burden of debt and make a fresh financial start.
Because consumer bankruptcy is our exclusive focus, we make it a priority to stay up to date on developments in the law that could affect our clients. We are also able to work more efficiently and avoid errors that less-experienced bankruptcy attorneys often make. When you choose to work with our firm, you can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that every detail of your bankruptcy case is being handled with skill and attention to detail.
One risk of addressing certain issues over and over is that problems, even serious ones, can come to seem routine to the professionals handling them. At John A. Steinberger & Associates, we overcome that risk by looking through the legal issue to the people behind it.
Our experience with bankruptcy gives us perspective; we know how the process unfolds, and that you will be in a much better position at the end of it. But we never forget that for you, the situation is unfamiliar and probably frightening. We remember that you have been through a long, stressful process of struggling to keep your debt under control until you couldn’t do it on your own. We know that you are worried about what the future holds. Most of all, we recognize that for you, bankruptcy is a life-changing event.
For that reason, we take your case as seriously as you do. We use our experience to reassure you and help you know what to expect, never to minimize what you are going through. And we never lose sight of why we do what we do: to help you get the peace of mind that comes with a fresh financial start.
At John A. Steinberger & Associates, P.C., we have helped thousands of people get relief from their financial worries. We can help you, too. Contact our law office to learn more.