People sometimes ask what’s the difference between a “lawyer” and an “attorney?”
It’s a good question. In the United States, there is no difference between an attorney and a lawyer. The US has a united legal profession meaning that there is no distinction between lawyers who try cases in court and those that do not.
However, in most countries, there is a clear difference between these two roles.
In Canada, England and Australia, the role of lawyer and attorney are quite different. These jurisdictions operate under common law. Within these countries, there are additional legal roles that do not exist in the US.
Although in the United States there is no real difference between an attorney, lawyer, counselor at law and the like, when it comes to bankruptcy, there are numerous different types of bankruptcy and numerous different results and rights that are involved.
Before we talk about the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, let’s talk about the similarities.
When it comes to the differences, there are several and the selection of which one is best for you depends on your unique situation. Everyone is different. That is why I meet with you in person to go over the big picture.
You need to use your best judgement to stop the creditor’s judgment against you. Take control of you situation and protect your assets by retaining the Law Offices of Christopher A. Benson as your representative. Stop creditor harassment, cancel debt and prevent creditors from taking your federally protected assets. Give us a call and find out your options.
Over the past 21 years, we have helped over 2,300 people take control of their lives and we can help you as well.
About the Author
Chris served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity
Seattle/S. King County for 10 years and served as Vice President
of the organization during part of that time. Read More