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Are advocates and lawyers the same?

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If you’re going through the stages of bankruptcy, you might have read that both advocates and lawyers are there to help you. While they cannot do the same things, both advocates and lawyers can be useful to turn to for advice. Advocates can support and advocate against creditors and debt collectors on your behalf, and in some cases, even stop the bankruptcy process from going ahead. 

Read on below to find out more about the differences between advocates and lawyers during the bankruptcy stages.

What is an advocate?

Bankruptcy advocates can help to support you during the bankruptcy process. Advocates can also help you if you’re being harassed by debt collectors and can be useful when it comes to helping find you a personalised solution.

What can an advocate do for me?

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It can be exhausting going through the bankruptcy process alone and without anyone to support you. You may find it useful to enlist the services of an advocate if it’s your first bankruptcy and if you need assistance with understanding how the process works. Advocates can help to explain each bankruptcy step, and possibly make the experience a little less daunting.

Advocates can be useful as a support system during bankruptcy. Debt can be stressful, and it can be important to have someone in your corner who can advocate on your behalf. Advocates are there to primarily ensure that your best interests are looked after during the bankruptcy.

Do I need a lawyer?

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Typically, a lawyer will be able to advise you on the legality of bankruptcy, where an advocate would not. Lawyers would prove useful should you need to go to court, or on the legality of how to file paperwork. However, a lawyer could end up costing you more than an advocate would, depending on the company. It’s possible that you would also miss out on the support and help that an advocate could give you. 

How can J Daniels & Associates help me?

In our 40 years in operation, J Daniels and Associates have been able to help 1,000’s of people successfully.

We advocate on our clients’ behalf with banks and creditors in order to stop home repossession, as well as helping to stop those in bankruptcy situations from being harassed by creditors. You shouldn’t have to live in constant fear, and that’s where we can help.

We aim to provide support services to those who do not know where to look, or who are confused about where to turn during the bankruptcy process. Our helpful advocates can assist you when you need it the most. We are able to give you confidential help, expert debt guidance and help you to find a personalised solution.

We don’t have any hidden fees, so you won’t have to worry about any nasty surprises. In addition to helping you to improve your financial situation, we can assist you in finding a solution to your mortgage issues. If you’re in need of help and support, give us a call today for your free consultation.

*Disclaimer: This article contains general comments and recommendations only. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as legal advice. This article has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before taking any action, you should consider the appropriateness of the comments made in the article, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

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