Charlotte, NC asked in Bankruptcy for South Carolina

Q: If I already have a bankruptcy lawyer can I consult with another bankruptcy lawyer?

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3 Lawyer Answers

Timothy Denison

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Yes. But make the second lawyer aware of the first lawyer.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

D. Nathan Davis

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: Most lawyers will not consult with someone who is already represented by an attorney. If you feel the need to consult with a second attorney, you should advise your first attorney that you are doing this. Most attorneys do not feel threatened by such a request and actually expect the second lawyer to confirm that the first lawyer is doing all that is possible. Of course, sometimes a different person may come up with a different way to approach your case that may be better for your particular situation.

All attorneys are trying to do the best for you. Attorneys make the most money when they have a referral from a satisfied client. For this reason, telling the first attorney why you are wanting a second opinion is helpful to both the attorney and the client.

I hope that you will discuss this with your attorney so that you either meet with a second attorney or resolve the issue that is causing you to want to talk with the second attorney.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

Kevin M Rogers

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Boise, ID

A: Absolutely and you shouldn’t hesitate!

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