Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office, P.C.

Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office, P.C.

Free consultation with a 5 star rated family law, divorce, and bankruptcy lawyer. Many service options available to fit your needs and budget.

Firm Overview

We help people with divorce, custody, child support, spousal support and other family law issues. We offer family law assistance ranging from self-representation coaching to full service representation, as well as mediation services. Our firm focuses on providing affordable Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy services for consumers and small business owners. Our firm is acutely aware that most people who are considering bankruptcy do not have an abundance of available funds at their disposal. We offer reasonable flat fee bankruptcy services and offer flexible payment arrangements. Our office also realizes the tremendous stress that financial problems create. Most bankruptcy attorneys provide their clients with a huge stack of documents to complete in order to start their case. Rather than burdening our clients with voluminous documents to fill out, we utilize a user-friendly online questionnaire. Typically, our bankruptcy clients only need to visit our office once in order to review and sign final documents. Of course, our clients are always welcome to visit our office by appointment or call/e-mail us anytime.

Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office was established in July of 2008. We are happy to serve clients from (but not limited to) Ukiah, Willits, Fort Bragg, Lakeport, Clearlake, Kelseyville, Middletown, Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, St. Helena, Calistoga, American Canyon, and Napa.
Main Office
Main
2800 Cleveland Ave.
Ste. D
Santa Rosa  CA  95403
Phone
  • (707) 669-0841
Fax
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
I have a flat-fee price range for bankruptcy cases. The amount charged depends on the complexities of the case and issues involved. My fees are not dependent on how much debt is involved. It primarily depends upon how much time I anticipate will be spent on the case. I am often told that my fees are much less than other attorneys in my area. Flexible payment plans are available.
Hourly Rates
$310 (bankruptcy--only applies for services outside of the scope of my flat-fee package. I rarely work on an hourly basis).

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
No
Languages Spoken
English

Other Offices

Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office, P.C.
390 W Standley St, Ste 2
Ukiah,  CA  95482
Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office, P.C.
2045 Jefferson St, Ste E
Napa,  CA  94559

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

I started my family law career as a Child Support Office with the Department of Child Support Services in 1998. While working there, I completed law school, became a law clerk at DCSS, then opened my own family law practice. I began practicing bankruptcy law to supplement my family law practice. Often, divorce and bankruptcy go hand-in-hand.

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

I appreciate and respect my clients' efforts in educating themselves on legal issues. I often email my clients with supplemental material relating to issues of particular interest to them if I feel that they will benefit from it. However, I do not expect my clients to conduct legal research on their own. If they want to, that's great. If they don't want to, that's okay too. After all, that's what they hired me to do.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

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

My firm offers coaching and consulting for individuals representing themselves in family law matters.

Lindsay Torgerson

Prior to establishing my firm, I worked for Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services in Santa Rosa from 1998 to 2006, first as a Child Support Officer and later as a law clerk (law student/attorney intern). I worked for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department from 1997 to 1998. Prior to my governmental employment, I was employed in the finance/banking industry. I have been working since I was 14 1/2 years old. While working for the Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services in Santa Rosa, I was in court constantly. This allowed me to quickly become comfortable arguing persuasively and effectively in front of large groups of people and to judges. I feel that growing up in a single-parent household allowed me to gain valuable insight as to how my clients feel who are facing financial problems. Also, as a divorced mother and a small business owner, I can relate well to many of my clients issues and concerns.I tend to take a more casual approach to my interactions with my clients so that they feel at ease with me, despite their stressful situation. Most people seem to be intimidated by attorneys. I don't believe that I meet the "typical attorney" stereotype. I make great efforts to make sure that my clients are comfortable talking to me. I want my clients to feel welcome to ask any questions that they may have or bring up any of their concerns to me. I am also very thorough and detail-oriented. I feel that it is important to educate my potential clients regarding their options and the legal process.

After consulting, potential clients often tell me that they learned a lot and that other attorneys did not address nearly as many important issues with them.

Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office is a LGBTQI friendly firm.
Personal interests:
Spending time with my loved ones, including my family and pets, enjoying the beautiful Sonoma County outdoors (I'm a native), snowboarding, motorcycle riding, playing bass guitar, listening to music, and learning new things.
License
  • Bar Number: 256363
    California , 2008
Education
  • William Howard Taft University
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
    Santa Ana, CA

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