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. We 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
Clients from all across Arizona have put their trust in us
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 shall not waste my days in 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.
“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, or 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 monies.
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, it is the equivalent of performing your own open heart surgery and then going to the hospital to have the harm repaired. This is not a good idea.
Everyone, including attorneys, face difficulties in understanding bankruptcy law.
Every field of law has become far too sophisticated for the majority of people, including excellent lawyers, to comprehend.
That is to say lot of us assume that legal services and decent legal advice is out of their 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.”