Merrie Chappell Law, PC

Merrie Chappell Law, PC

Merrie Chappell Law, PC provides a free one-half hour telephone consult and if you qualify, will file a Chapter 7 liquidating bankruptcy for an affordable fee.

Firm Overview

Merrie Chappell Law, PC represents Chapter 7 and 11 debtors seeking a fresh start through a bankruptcy discharge. In addition to representing bankruptcy clients, the firm has a solid practice in all aspects of family law including custody, support, paternity, divorce and Father's rights. The firm practice is state-wide.
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Main Office
Plaza Paseo
4801 Lang Ave NE
Suite 110
Albuquerque  NM  87109
Phone
  • (505) 289-1922
Fax
  • (505) 289-1932
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Free one-half hour telephone consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
$1,185 Flat fee Chapter 7 individual consumer means test qualified with less than 30 creditors includes $50 cost, $335 filing fee
$1,785 Flat fee uncontested divorce no minor children
$2500 Flat fee uncontested divorce with minor children
$322 Flat fee Will, Durable POA, Healthcare Directive
$536 Flat fee Married Couple Will, POA and Healthcare (2)
$2500 Flat fee uncontested probate including publication
Hourly Rates
$300 an hour or mention NOLO and pay $225 an hour

Office Information

Office Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Office Manager
Glee Soto
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English and Spanish
Bankruptcy
Merrie Chappell Law, PC provides quality, affordable debtor representation.
Merrie Chappell, owner and lead attorney at Merrie Chappell Law, PC, has been practicing bankruptcy law since 1994 throughout New Mexico. Initially, she worked on the largest bankruptcy case filed in New Mexico. Recently, she was local counsel for the majority of claw back defendants in the Vaughn Realty Company Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Merrie Chappell Law, PC makes the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process easy for its clients by being efficient and detail oriented. Merrie Chappell Law, PC knows how to avoid the pitfalls of the bankruptcy process that cause delays, frustration and prohibit the "fresh start" by promoting communication, honesty and full disclosure.

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

Merrie Chappell Law, PC choose to focus on Chapter 7 debtor representation and will take a Chapter 11 debtor with a good cause but with cash flow considerations. Merrie Chappell Law, PC choose to represent individuals seeking dissolution of marriage, custody of their child, reasonable support or defense thereof if unreasonable, and establishment of parental rights so that families have much needed Father involvement.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Merrie Chappell was a bankruptcy paralegal in Texas and New Mexico for 6 years prior to attending law school at the University of Idaho College of Law. For 23 years, Merrie Chappell has focused her law practice on debtor representation and family law, specifically father's rights, as mommies and babies need good daddies.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Merrie Chappell Law, PC retained a prior family law judicial officer with experience in Northern New Mexico, Albuquerque and its surrounding counties. Merrie Chappell Law, PC cares about the outcome and is thoughtful about the needs of its clients. The firm has experienced trial attorneys with significant knowledge in its chosen focus areas of practice; bankruptcy and family law.

Merrie Chappell

Past/Present Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

Who's Who Among American Professionals; Domestic Violence Special Commissioner for the Eighth Judicial District Court, NM; Domestic Relations Hearing Officer for the Eighth Judicial District Court. Ms. Chappell has received the BV Distinguished Very High Rating Both in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards (Martindale-Hubbell); Coalition Against Domestic Violence Recognition; Community Against Violence Advocate; Managing Editor, Idaho Law Review.

Ms. Chappell has been practicing law for nearly 20 years. During this time she has worked as Debtor's Counsel; Family Law: Father's Right's Advocate, and in the area of Domestic Violence, Medical Malpractice Attorney; Construction Litigator; Family Law Litigator; Debtor Representation in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico.

Author, "A Uniform Resolution to the Problem A Migrating Spouse Encounters at Divorce and Death," 28, 4 Idaho Law Review 993, 1991-1992.

Admitted: 1993, New Mexico and Washington; 1994, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico
College: Corpus Christi State University, B.S., 1983
Law School: University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1993
License
  • Bar Number: 7543
    New Mexico , 1993
Education
  • University of Idaho College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1993
    Graduated with honors; Deans List
  • Rice University
    Masters in Paralegal Studies , 1985
    Certified Paralegal prior to Law School
  • Corpus Christi State University
    Bachelor of Science , 1984
    With Honors
  • New Mexico Junior College
    Associate of Arts , 1979
    Deans List; 3.9 GPA

Merrie Chappell

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