The Law Office of Robert I. Masten, Jr., Esq., LLC

Full service firm that helps people with consumer bankruptcy filings, including all aspects of the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy process, as well as Social Security Disability claims.

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Firm Overview

Consumer Bankruptcy Law - Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Example cases

It's difficult to pick two remarkable examples involving consumer bankruptcy. The process is very similar in every case. What varies is whether or not a particular individual qualifies for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or if they have to file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy will allow a debtor to discharge most, if not all of his/her debts. A Chapter 13 allows a debtor to reorganize debt with a 3-5 year payment plan.

Main Office

Main
2601 Annand Drive
Suite 11
Wilmington  DE  19808

Phone
  • (302) 358-2044
Fax
  • (302) 353-4238

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We offer flat fees for both Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcies. In Social Security cases legal fees are contingent upon successfully obtaining social security benefits. Call for more information.

Hourly Rates

N/A

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Weekends and evenings by appointment.

Office Manager

N/A.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Our firm uses flat fees for bankruptcies in order to keep fees affordable.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Rarely.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

To the extent possible, yes.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

While almost all bankruptcy cases are similar, we believe that every client is different and should receive individualized care. At the Law Office of Robert I. Masten, Jr., Esq., LLC, we are committed to giving every client the amount of attention they feel they deserve while providing excellent bankruptcy services. You will not be just another number to this firm.

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

Clients should be well educated on the issues that they face in any bankruptcy and how those issues can be solved. Just because a client engages an attorney does not mean that they should not participate in their case. Lawyer-client interaction and cooperation is key to a successful bankruptcy.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

While bankruptcy is a fairly straight-forward process, it is also a difficult and often times sophisticated process that lay people find difficult to get through by themselves. I do not encourage my clients to prepare their own legal documents. Reviewing and/or revising client drafted documents for the client to use without attorney representation is questionable ethically and is frowned upon by the local legal community. Therefore, the firm will not review, revise, or draft documents for a debtor to use on their own behalf.

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

No.

Robert I Masten Jr

Robert Masten is the founder and managing attorney for the firm. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Delaware and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Since 2010, Robert has been helping Delawareans through all aspects of the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.


Prior to establishing his own practice in 2011, Robert was managing attorney for the Delaware office of a multi-state consumer bankruptcy firm. From 2008 - 2009, Robert was an associate at Cross & Simon, LLC. There he specialized in civil, commercial and corporate litigation and creditor's rights in Chapter 7 & 11 corporate bankruptcies.


Robert graduated cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 2007. During law school, Robert was a judicial extern for the Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery, and later for the Honorable Jan R. Jurden, Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware.

License
  • Bar Number: 005033
    Delaware , 2007

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