Law Off of D.L. Drain P.A., Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer | "Helping You Get Your Life Back on Track"
Law Off of D.L. Drain P.A., Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer | "Helping You Get Your Life Back on Track"
About Diane L. Drain – Arizona Bankruptcy LawyerDiane Drain2023-11-09T17:57:33-07:00

About Diane Drain

Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer

Her promise to you….

I love my work

Diane Drain’s mission, as a top Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer, is her commitment to lifelong learning and the teaching of others. Our clients come to us when they are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Everyone has the right to a restful night’s sleep free of harassing phone calls, litigation, or salary garnishments.  Jay and I want all of our clients to feel secure in the knowledge that we are on their side. Some attorneys went to law school to make their fortune; I dedicated my life to helping individuals who are in need and to educating the public about bankruptcy.

Diane L. Drain

Diane L. Drain Bankruptcy Lawyer

Clients from all across Arizona have put their trust in us

My Philosophy represented with helping hands bridge

My Philosophy

This illustration depicts our approach to working with clients. We don’t carry our clients across the bridge from their old life to their new existence; rather, we assist them along the way to a new beginning. To complete this journey, our clients must be willing to put in the effort.

“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I will not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

– Jack London

Why I love Bankruptcy

If you’re looking for a resume’, the above information will suffice; however, if you’re curious about why Diane chose bankruptcy law as her primary area of practice, please read the article The Reasons Why Diane Drain Chose to Help Consumers for insight into her philosophy and passion for the field. It’s a thorough examination of her perspective on the impact of bankruptcy on families, communities, and the entire economy.

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Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.

Arizona residents require the services of a bankruptcy law firm they can rely on in this difficult economic climate. Diane L. Drain, a top Phoenix bankruptcy attorney, understands how stressful it can be to feel as if you are drowning in debt, which is why she has dedicated herself to assisting individuals and businesses in starting over through bankruptcy. Diane’s primary goal at the Law Office of D.L. Drain is to “help you get your life back on track.”

Her bankruptcy law experience can help you decide which path is best for you and ensure that your case goes as smoothly as possible.

You have numerous financial options available to you. Our FREE consultation will help guide you in the direction you need to go with chapter 7, chapter 13, or any other financial hardship to help you decide which is best for you and your family. Diane will help you understand that your primary goal is to gather information during our initial consultation. There is no obligation to file for bankruptcy or to retain our services.

The code I have always followed

As an Arizona bankruptcy lawyer, I have always advocated for my clients in a conservative and sensible manner.

In addition, I have provided the following quote from Abraham Lincoln: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser – 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.” [“The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, Notes for a Law Lecture, July 1, 1985, p. 81” ]

My Promise to You

  • I will always listen to you.  I may interrupt and ask for clarification, but I am listening.
  • I will never treat you like a used-car lot salesman. I am educating you, not trying to sell you something. You deserve better.
  • I will treat you with respect, compassion, and courtesy.
  • I will answer your questions and return your calls in a reasonable time.
  • With the assistance of my paralegal (Jay), I handle all legal work.
  • I will explain legal concepts and not use complicated legal jargon.  If I do, please ask me to explain in simpler terms.
  • With your help we will keep our fees to a minimum.
  • As a retired law professor, I know the importance of education. Therefore, I provide lots of free education.
  • I will anticipate pitfalls and help you avoid them.  You may not like hearing “what can happen”, but it is important for you to know.
  • I will understand your needs and be ready to guide you to the next step.
  • I will not suggest bankruptcy if there is a feasible alternative.
  • I will help you plan for your future after bankruptcy or foreclosure.
  • I am always happy to provide references from prior clients or other attorneys.
  • If we cannot help, we will offer referrals to fellow lawyers who I trust.

My mantra

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pike

“Do things correctly the first time,” as the old adage goes.

Many people feel that drafting their own legal documents can save money, such as bankruptcy petitions, difficult tax returns, and estate plans. They are unaware of the meticulous planning that goes into filing for bankruptcy. They do not realize that they will lose their tax refunds or other non-exempt property if they do not plan properly. Even worse, they paid relatives or transferred assets before declaring bankruptcy. Now the bankruptcy trustee is threatening to sue the relatives unless they return the money.

When this comes apart, the same people who filed their own bankruptcy hire a bankruptcy lawyer for hundreds or thousands of dollars, only to discover that once the problem has been created, it cannot be undone without a great deal of effort, if at all.  Therefore, not saving money at all is the equivalent of performing your own open heart surgery and then going to the hospital to have the harm repaired. That is not a good idea.

Understanding the Law is a Challenge for Everyone – Including Attorneys

Everyone, including attorneys, faces difficulties understanding bankruptcy law.

As time passes, every field of law becomes more complicated.  Bankruptcy is one area of law that appears deceptively simple (“just filling out forms”).  But, in reality, it is the most complex legal process because it involves every area of law (family, estate planning, probate, real estate, tax, intellectual property, plus much more).

That is to say, a lot of us assume that legal services and decent legal advice are out of our reach. That may be true for some, but not for customers seeking bankruptcy assistance, because the initial consultation, at least at our office, is free. In addition, the Internet, neighbors, and acquaintances, as well as inept lawyers and document preparers, are all sources of bad “legal advice.”

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