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Firm Overview

My law partners, Andrew Rahaim and Sheldon Saints, started practicing law in the early 1980s. In 1993, they decided to start their own law firm to focus on protecting and helping people who had been injured in accidents and at work. Our attorneys and staff are very adept and experienced at dealing with the insurance companies in these cases, so our clients don't have to. We have also handled medical negligence claims. Over time, our clients also expressed the need for help in criminal defense matters, family law, bankruptcy cases, and the preparation of simple wills. We have brought other attorneys in to our practice so that we can help in all these areas.

My law firm focuses on helping all people who need legal assistance and protection. I primarily handle all types of personal/consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. My firm also handles personal injury and medical negligence matters. We have a family law department that has helped hundreds of clients handle Family Court matters of all types. We handle all types of criminal charges including DUIs. We also prepare simple wills and healthcare directives for our clients.

Example cases

I have handled cases that established precedent in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware since the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Act of 2005. In the first, In Re Patricia Haman, the Court concluded that a debtor could rebut the presumption of abuse by demonstrating a special circumstance that allows a Debtor to deduct a monthly student loan repayment. The second was In Re Reeves where the Court concluded that "projected disposable income" is a forward-looking term that is calculated based on a debtor's disposable income as projected at the time of plan confirmation, not the historical average income for the six months prior to filing the bankruptcy petition.

Main Office

Main
2055 Limestone Rd.
Suite 211
Wilmington  DE  19808

Phone
  • (302) 892-9200
Fax
  • (302) 892-9209

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

My firm offers free initial consultations for bankruptcy and all personal injury and workers compensation cases.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I am willing to discuss the fees with the client depending on their personal situation. However, the fee for a Chapter 7 is generally $1,800 which includes the $299 filing fee that the court charges to file the bankruptcy petition. The fee for a Chapter 13 is generally $774 before the client files (which includes the filing fee of $274 that the court charges to file the bankruptcy petition) and then the remaining attorney fees are placed into the Chapter 13 plan to be paid over the length of the plan (three to five years).

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

My partner, Sheldon Saints, speaks some Spanish.

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

There is no better way to make a difference in the life and economic circumstances of those in need than to help someone discharge or reorganize their debt due financial hardship such as loss of job, decrease in income, or unforeseen medical needs. A client can literally save their home by filing for bankruptcy.

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

I encourage clients to learn as much as they can about general legal principles and procedures. While my firm will take care of all their legal matters, many clients appreciate knowing what issues are being dealt with.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review any bills, credit reports, legal suits, and other financial documentation that my clients provide for me in preparation of their bankruptcy petition.

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

There are far too many complicated legal issues involved when dealing with creditors to ever advise a client to represent him or herself.

Tiffany Poole

I started at Rahaim & Saints in 1997 as a law clerk while I was in my first year of law school. Upon graduation, Rahaim & Saints hired me as a full time attorney.

With my father working at a law firm and my mother as a social worker, I knew at a young age that I wanted to help the average American and that being a lawyer would be the best way to fulfill this goal.

Our lawyers pride themselves on educating and assisting our clients on the aspects of the law that apply to their specific legal problems. In cases involving bankruptcy, I have experience with each of the bankruptcy trustees and judges. I am well aware that most people do not want to seek my services because many are ashamed, embarrassed, and even angered by the fact that they may have to file bankruptcy. As an experienced bankruptcy attorney, I can adequately prepare my clients and make their experience as simple as possible.

Personal interests:

On a personal level, I am a family woman and enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. On a professional level, I am focused on being the lawyer who clients want to recommend to their own family members.

License
  • Bar Number: 3860
    Delaware , 1999
Education
  • Widener University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1999
    Wilmington, DE
  • North Carolina State University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1995
    Raleigh, NC
    Major in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy.

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