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How Reviews Help Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorneys

There are thousands of Americans who experience a kind of money related crisis yearly, often with outstanding debt wondering, “Will a collection agency sue?”. On the off chance that you're encountering the same, and it's impeding your capacity to deal with your obligations, by then the best way out may be to appeal for a bankruptcy discharge. The underlying advance to seek financial protection discharge is choosing the right bankruptcy to petition for. Right when you've chosen the fitting bankruptcy type, you by then need the organizations of a bankruptcy attorney to help with the case. Nonetheless, which bankruptcy attorney would be best for you to go for?

You may have caught one of our other articles covering these options (here). There are 5 things that Ascend Finance finds as important, so let’s consider reviews in this article.

  • Relevancy
  • Referral
  • Reviews
  • Ratings
  • Reliability

Reviews from Individuals

Getting referred to an attorney when looking for a bankruptcy attorney can be helpful after taking a bankruptcy calculator. However, it doesn’t help you to determine the quality of the attorney as the bankruptcy process differs between the individual that owes and the creditors. But with reviews, you can easily determine which attorney is best for your case.

When it comes to reviews, two specific things catch our attention, and they are:

  • The number of reviews that an attorney gets. When a lot of people leave a lot of reviews, then it means that lots of people use their service.
  • The next thing is the ratings of the reviews. A good attorney should have many reviews and good ratings.

Reviews from Unbiased Sources

One critical way to make sure you are finding honest, fair, and reliable attorneys is using unbiased sources. There are many different platforms you can use to read reviews on bankruptcy attorneys, but I am going to dive into just a few that I would recommend using. I would recommend using:

  • Google
  • Yelp
  • Avvo
  • Thumbtack

Google is a great option as you can see the rating of the attorney on their Google “profile” when you search them up. However, I do recommend checking the ratings of the attorneys on all four of these sources, as there can be outliers. For instance, there may not be a lot of reviews on Google except for one fake-spam one, so the rating of the attorney on Google will be extremely low. Another example could be, you see just a couple 5-star reviews on Yelp but when you check out Avvo, there are a ton of bad reviews.

It is always a great idea to do a full background check of reviews on the attorneys you are looking at, as it’s imperative to find an attorney that is 4-5 stars around the board.


An attorney that is reputable can often give you the unbiased feedback that you’d like such as what is the income limit for filing chapter 7 or whether your Chapter 13 payments too high. It is always recommended to never “settle” for an attorney. Your financial health and future are extremely important and making sure that you are doing the due diligence to find the best attorney is critical. Utilizing the reviews from individuals around you and unbiased sources online are extremely helpful. One thing Ascend makes sure to do when finding an attorney is to find attorneys that are 5-stars all over the board. Ascend is understandable and takes into account outliers and fake reviews, but it is also recommended to make sure the attorney you are looking at has great reviews all over the board.

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