Bankruptcies always come with a fixed fee, regardless of the time or difficulty of the case. Most of the time, the cost turns out to be less than what it would be if I charged by the hour.
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My primary fields of practice kind of found me I suppose. Prior to going to law school I was always a math person. Also, having grown up in the third world, the plight of those less well off, strictly due to the bad luck of being born in the wrong country, stuck with me. These two areas nicely fit together to interest me in bankruptcy. There's a lot of math involved, and most of my clients develop their financial issues strictly due to bad luck. Since I can't help the millions of people starving in Africa, I try to give back a little by helping those who need a fresh start in life, and bankruptcy allows me to do that.
Of course estate planning and probate also deal with math. I suppose that's what drew me into those areas as well.
As mentioned above, I grew up traveling the world, spending time in Africa and Haiti. I saw the worst that the world has to offer. Then I came back to America in high school and saw the best the world has to offer, but this country isn't perfect and there are still those struggling to make it through. Having witnessed what I did in the third world environment, I made it a goal of mine at a young age to help people. I hope that I am able to do that and I hope that people come away feeling as though I have.
I handle every single case entirely on my own. I don't have legal assistants typing up my documents. I don't use a paralegal to prepare my bankruptcies or trusts. I do it all myself while sitting at my desk. I believe in being hands on and I believe that each case I handle is the most important thing happening in each client's life. I try to treat each case that way. I don't have an answering service and I don't have a phone line where people leave me messages, never to hear back from me. I have one phone, and it's my cell phone. When you call my office you will get me. I will be the one who answers the phone (when available), so you don't have to worry about being unable to get in touch with your attorney when you need him the most.
I believe that before any client or potential client makes a life altering decision, or believes they may soon need an attorney, they should get one. Sometimes trying to educate one's self can be misleading and lead to dire consequences. There are areas of the law where even lawyers don't agree. There are millions of opinions on the internet. If someone is going to educate themselves, they should do it in a law library or on an actual legal site with attorneys, where they know that what they read has some validity to it. Perhaps the worst mistake a client can make is to talk about their legal issues with non lawyers and get poor advice, thus leading to worse problems.
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Created On: 09/17/2012
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