Team Legal Chicago Offers a Flat Fee on All Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcies
Team Legal Chicago is a law firm specializing in consumer bankruptcies in the chicagoland area. Team legal Chicago is different in the way it does business because the firm states exactly what the potential client fees are going to be with court costs so there are no surprises. The motto of the firm is for clients to focus on their issues and not excessive attorney fees.
“I feel clients are treated like numbers at most bankruptcy firms” Makedonski stated. “Clients are interested in two things when filing a bankruptcy: the cost of filing and how quickly they will obtain a discharge.” With years of experience handling bankruptcy clients, Makedonski decided to address these two concerns by implementing a flat fee for all chapter 7 bankruptcies. Makedonski used to get calls all the time at his previous firm from people who were threatened with wage garnishment or repossession who needed relief right away. “Potential clients would ask me if the firm had a payment plan of some sort to pay for the bankruptcy and they would go on to cite other law firms that do.”
“Those issues incited me to educate clients of how the process works” Makedonski stated. Most bankruptcy lawyers that advertise a payment plan mislead clients into thinking that the small initial retainer will initiate the filing of the bankruptcy. However, the case is not actually filed until the bankruptcy fees are paid in full, because if the lawyer isn't paid in full there is a chance that their fee can get discharged also.
That means that you will not be under any bankruptcy protection because it has not been filed, so realistically nothing has been started. “I feel that advertising payment plans is just a way for bankruptcy firms to get people in the door and lock them in to get the business", Makedonski stated. Team Legal Chicago quotes a flat fee for services and informs the clients of court costs associated with the petition right from the beginning. "This way attorneys can focus right away on what the client needs done", Makedonski stated. At Team Legal Chicago, clients will always have questions answered by an Illinois licensed attorney and get right to the point regarding costs and how long the process will be.