The Importance of Lawyer Client Relationships
Chances are that during the bankruptcy process, you will have to work with a lawyer at some point. While the technical ability of the lawyer is of utmost importance, developing a healthy relationship with them is equally key. During the case communication is important. This only happens effectively when one develops a healthy relationship with their lawyer.
Hopefully every Utah County attorney understands the value of clear communication. Face to face meetings are ideal, but they are not always possible, leaving email to be the next best alternative. Emails are a useful way to keep track of all the topics already covered. After every face to face meeting, there should be follow up emails detailing what has been covered and making sure everyone is on the same page moving forward. However, keep the emails at a minimum. Sending ten emails per day will in the end be less effective than a single long one detailing everything. Depending on the nature of the case, attorneys might communicate daily or even once in two weeks. High profile case often require more frequent communication.
A good rapport with the lawyer breeds trust. It is important to build an atmosphere where if any issues occur, you will be comfortable enough to deal with them. Likewise, the layer must be able to trust that their client will understand and respect their counsel and plan. The lawyer is available to help through what is one of the most difficult emotional, financially frustrating processes one can ever go through. Find someone who will be trusted to have the best interest of their clients at heart even when things do not go as planned.
Dealing with the other side
Bankruptcy in most cases goes smoothly and one is able to devise a plan for paying back debts and dealing with matters arising. It is not rare though, that one can sometimes run into issues with debtors or trustees. When this happens, there will be need to deal with opposing counsel. When choosing a bankruptcy lawyer, choose one that will be able to guide you through the intricacies of this part of the process. Responses to the opposing counsel carry some weight in the case, and must come from a place of advice.
At Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, it is we hold all these values high. Call us and let us guide you through your bankruptcy case.
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