Firm Overview

I opened my own office in 2002. My office focuses on Bankruptcy, Domestic Relation and Criminal Law.

Example cases

In Bankruptcy the majority of my cases are handled without adversarial proceedings. I have saved people from being evicted from their home, having their wages garnished, and being harassed by collection agencies.

Main Office

Main
1112 Arizona Ave.
Suite 4
Parker  AZ  85344

Phone
  • (928) 669-5892
  • (623) 850-4004
Fax
  • (623) 738-0435

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer free initial telephone consultation where I discuss the client situation, the different types of bankruptcies and how the client's circumstance can be addressed through a bankruptcy.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

• I give a $100 discount if you mention NOLO.

• For individuals with primarily consumer debt filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy, in La Paz, Mohave, Yuma or Maricopa County, I charge a flat fee of $1,200.

• There are other charges involved in a bankruptcy: a filing fee of $299, two educational courses for each debtor, and a three credit bureau report that debtors are responsible for. I often work with clients to establish a payment plan.

• For a chapter 13 bankruptcy I charge a flat fee from $2,500 to $4,500 depending on the circumstance of the case. This fees include: resolving creditor objection and trustee recommendation, reviewing and analyzing creditor claims for potential objections, responding to motions to dismiss, responding to motion for relief from the automatic stay, drafting and mailing correspondence, preparation of proposed order confirming the plan, representing my client in adversary proceedings.

• I require the first $1,000 be paid before I file the documents, but the balance can be included in the plan.

Hourly Rates

My rate for work not covered under the engagement agreement is $200 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Available for telephone consultation 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Office hours are scheduled by appointment. For emergency after hours, I can be contacted on my mobile telephone at 928-916-8206.

Office Manager

My assistant is Jack Welch.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • Maricopa County
    668 North 44th Street
    Suite 300
    Phoenix,  AZ  85008

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose to work in consumer bankruptcy to help people recover from financial loss.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Bankruptcy has an impact on an individual for years. Clients should educate themselves about the basics of Bankruptcy. While all attorney's go over the general concepts of Bankruptcy, it is important for people to have a general idea about the law and their own problem.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I feel comfortable in assisting in preparing documents for people filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, I would not review documents prepared for a chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I would coach, on an hourly basis, individuals who are representing themselves in a chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, I feel that a chapter 13 is too complicated for an individual to undertake by themselves.

Fred H. Welch

Prior to opening my own office I worked in the La Paz County Public Defender's Office and another attorney office.

As an attorney I have learned that people come to an attorney because they have a problem. They need someone to listen to their problem and help them solve it. I have worked one on one with people having all types of legal problems. I treat each of my clients as a person not as a case.

I try to build a relationship with my client, and I try to understand their problems and the stress they are under. I believe that there must be mutual trust between me and my client. Most people want to pay their debts, but because of the economy and the banks greed, they need a fresh start.

Personal interests:

I spend a lot of time with my extended family. I like to travel, both in the United States and internationally. I usually go snow skiing once a year.

License
  • Bar Number: 017549
    Arizona , 1996
  • Bar Number: 017549
    Arizona , 1996
Education
  • Louisiana State University
    Juris Doctorate , 1996
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • University of California
    Bachelor of Arts , 1993
    Riverside, CA

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