Financial problems are nightmares and threaten your job, marriage and general health. We want to explain your options, including how bankruptcy works. We also want to help you plan for your financial future, not just deal with your current situation.
WARNING: bankruptcy is complicated and must be treated with respect and lots of advanced planning. Many people file bankruptcy on their own or using inexperienced attorneys. This can be the beginning of a nightmare. These folks lose their tax refunds, vehicles, inheritance and certain property that is important to them. Normally these problems could have been avoided if a bankruptcy is planned properly.
I LOVE MY WORK. Diane L. Drain, bankruptcy attorney, retired law professor, mentor and community spokesperson. As a well-known Phoenix bankruptcy attorney, I truly believe that Ã¢ÂÂwhen you find your passion, going to work every day is a joy, not a job.Ã¢ÂÂ My reputation is built on our clientÃ¢ÂÂs trust that we could help them during a very difficult time. My mantra: Ã¢ÂÂWhat we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortalÃ¢ÂÂ Albert Pike
WHY HIRE US? Because we are here for you and committed to treating you with respect Ã¢ÂÂ you are never just a number and a paycheck. These are not just words Ã¢ÂÂ my clients and fellow lawyers can attest to my passion and commitment to excellence - see our client reviews on our website, Google, AVVO and Yelp; plus, AV on Martindale-Hubbell where, for many years, I have been received the highest possible rating from my peers (fellow attorneys) in both legal ability and ethical standards. If I cannot help you, I will try to refer to another attorney I trust.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO YOU. Our goal is to help you help yourself at a very difficult time in your life. Remember you are a unique person with unique needs and need someone who takes the time to explain how to help you find practical solutions. I provide a free bankruptcy consultation, so please take advantage of that opportunity before deciding the best path that will protect you and your assets.
WHO AM I AND WHY DID I DECIDE TO CONCENTRATE ON BANKRUPTCY? ItÃ¢ÂÂs simple Ã¢ÂÂ this area of law reminds me of why I went to law school Ã¢ÂÂ to help others in their time of need. My goal is to be an experienced guide for my clients. To help them to traverse the crevasses between their needs, the law, and the bankruptcy system. I donÃ¢ÂÂt tell my clients what to do; instead, I explain the legal and practical issues in order for them to make informed decisions.
RETIRED LAW PROFESSOR: As a law professor, I told my students that parts of bankruptcy were magical. When a bankruptcy is filed a Ã¢ÂÂmagicalÃ¢ÂÂ umbrella, called the automatic stay, protects the debtor and their property. This umbrella is so powerful that it stops almost everyone in their tracks Ã¢ÂÂ even the IRS. Unless a bankruptcy court orders otherwise, a mortgage company, bill collector or creditor cannot meddle with the debtor or any property of the debtor. But if you do not understand how bankruptcy works then filing without knowing the law is like jumping off a cliff without looking below to see if there are sharks or rocks. I warn my students that they should not experiment on their clients Ã¢ÂÂ know the law.
MY CODE: To quote Abraham Lincoln: Ã¢ÂÂDiscourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser Ã¢ÂÂ in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, Notes for a Law Lecture, July 1, 1985, p. 81Ã¢ÂÂ]
2375 East Camelback, Suite 600
Phoenix AZ 85016
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