Keeping readers up-to-date on Indiana bankruptcy information is a primary goal of mine in writing these Bankruptcy in Indiana articles. The same is true for clients in the no-obligation meetings I hold with anyone who’s not sure whether filing personal bankruptcy in Indiana (or small business bankruptcy in Indiana) is the right course of action for them.
It’s interesting that an article I cut out a couple of years ago from a journal for financial planners talks about sympathy for clients and is called “Understanding Your Boundaries”. What Daniel Finley is telling advisers makes for excellent advice for all the good bankruptcy attorneys who work in the four Zuckerberg bankruptcy law offices in Indiana, including me.
“You are responsible for explaining to clients what their situation is,” Finley begins, adding that “You are responsible for knowing the facts.” A no-cost, no-obligation meeting is the first step for every one of my Indiana bankruptcy clients. I need to gather information about their situation, so that I can explain what that means to them and what options they have. As an attorney for bankruptcy in Indiana, I need to keep up with the new bankruptcy laws of Indiana and even with recent decisions in bankruptcy courts throughout the country.
It’s the third thing Finley says that is so in tune with my own practice: “You are responsible for having an opinion.” It’s extremely important for me to treat all clients with respect and sympathy. After more than twenty-five years offering Indiana bankruptcy help to tens of thousands of people, I know it’s crucial for me to just listen. People need to talk, talk about their business, about their families, about their health problems, about their career frustrations, and about all their feelings now that their finances have spiraled out of control.
Remember that old movie, “Tea and Sympathy” with Debra Kerr? While we may not serve tea at the Zuckerberg bankruptcy law offices, you will find as much sympathy as you need. At the same time, just as Finley states, I’m responsible for having an opinion about your best course of action. If that advice is going to be useful to you, it can’t be sugar-coated – you’re going to get the straight scoop. Is bankruptcy Chapter 7 in Indiana the most appropriate or should you file under Chapter 13 bankruptcy law? Could filing small business bankruptcy get your business over the hump so that it can be saved? Should you save it?
As sure as my name is Mark Zuckerberg, what you can expect from our Indiana bankruptcy professionals is facts and sympathy – the sugar-free kind!
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This post was written by Mark Zuckerberg