Top Captain Cook, HI Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers Near You

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  • Carlsmith Ball LLP

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Kailua-Kona Office | Serving Captain Cook, HI

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Kailua-Kona Office | Serving Captain Cook, HI

  • Carlsmith Ball LLP

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Hilo Office | Serving Captain Cook, HI

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Hilo Office | Serving Captain Cook, HI

  • Cades Schutte LLP

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Kailua-Kona Office | Serving Captain Cook, HI

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Kailua-Kona Office | Serving Captain Cook, HI

Captain Cook Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Information

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Find a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney near Captain Cook

Are You Considering Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization of your debts. This form of bankruptcy allows you to retain your property and pay back all or part of your debts over three to five years using your income if you meet certain eligibility requirements, so Chapter 13 is not for everyone.

Why a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Important

Any form of bankruptcy is complex, and a Captain Cook Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer can evaluate your financial circumstances and ability to repay your debts to determine if you are eligible. A lawyer can help you prepare the necessary legal documents and represent you at bankruptcy proceedings.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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