It is intriguing to know that some of the leading business houses that almost dominated the world market five years back, are bankrupt today. As all know, the turn of the century brought with it a major financial crash that had worldwide repercussions. Unstable financial times and slow economies ensued, leading to mass lay-offs and major cutbacks. Leading world economies have suffered financial paralysis and unemployment and bankruptcy issues are rampant in almost all countries. As a result, the number of bankruptcy cases have markedly gone up with the aftereffects of the Recession still threatening nations. In such a scenario, the role of a bankruptcy attorney is of highest importance among all other branches of legal practice. How exactly does a bankruptcy attorney help a client or a petitioner file for bankruptcy? Let us take a closer look.