Published On: June 5, 2012
Bankruptcy Attorney, Law Professor, Community Activist, Mentor and much more…
Working with an experienced bankruptcy attorney is very important because bankruptcy is an extremely complicated legal procedure.
Bankruptcy is like a Rubik’s cube.
It is designed to protect both individuals and businesses that cannot meet their financial obligations. Most importantly, bankruptcy is established in the United States Constitutional. It is essential that you obtain good legal advice from an experienced bankruptcy attorney before entering into this complex process. Our office offers a free initial consultation.
I’ve been a consumer bankruptcy lawyer since 1991, and during that time I’ve seen information about bankruptcy go from non-existent to overwhelming. It also ranges from competent to down right ridiculous. As a retired law professor I am committed to educating the general public about bankruptcy.
The Internet has very good and VERY bad information, but there is no way for you to tell the difference.
There are thousands of Internet sites, articles, directories and blogs developed by lawyers and non-lawyers that provide absolutely no useful information, and some debt consolidation sites that are designed for the sole purpose of misleading the reader about bankruptcy and other possible options.
In order to help you navigate this morass of information, I present to you some top 8 bankruptcy law resources for consumers online (other than this site, of course).
- United States Bankruptcy Court
- US Department of Justice – US Trustee’s Program
- National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- Bankruptcy in Brief
- Wall Street Journal: Bankruptcy Beat
- American Bankruptcy Institute
We have several videos on our web site.
Below are a few that might be of interest:
- “Why I Offer Free Legal Advice”
- “Options in Bankruptcy, with Notes on Getting help.”
- “Meet Ms. Drain and Suggestions on How to Hire an Attorney”
MUSINGS BY DIANE:
“My hope is that you’ll use these resources when making a decision about whether bankruptcy’s right for you. Remember, there’s a lot of information online or that your friends may offer – not all of it is reliable. Some may be so wrong that you will be facing serious legal and financial consequences, despite your innocent intentions.”
About the Author: Diane Drain
Diane is a well respected Arizona bankruptcy and foreclosure attorney. As a retired law professor, she believes in offering everyone, not just her clients, advice about bankruptcy and Arizona foreclosure laws. Diane is also a mentor to hundreds of Arizona attorneys.
*Important Note from Diane: Everything on this web site is offered for educational purposes only and not intended to provide legal advice, nor create an attorney client relationship between you, me, or the author of any article. Information in this web site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from an attorney familiar with your personal circumstances and licensed to practice law in your state. Make sure to check out their reviews.*
“You folks are the BEST OF THE BEST in Arizona.” M.H.
You and Jay are the best attorneys I have ever had or needed and thank God for the Honorable Robert Gottsfield in recommending you folks – I would have never made it through the entire process without you and Jay and God Bless you both always and stay in touch as well. You folks are the BEST OF THE BEST in Arizona.
“My only regret is that I didn’t find Diane sooner.” K.H.
I can’t say enough good things about Diane. The way she handled my not typical circumstances was amazing. I was very nervous to start the bankruptcy process but Diane just has a very comforting way of explaining the whole process. My only regret is that I didn’t find Diane sooner. If you find yourself in a financial situation that you can’t correct on your own, please Call Diane Drain as soon as possible.
“Filing for bankruptcy can be a stressful life event” R.A.
Filing for bankruptcy can be a stressful life event, and selecting the right attorney can add to this stress. Diane and Jay were a pleasure to work with, and it is obvious that they are passionate about helping people get their life back on track. I would highly recommend them if you need a bankruptcy attorney.
Published On: March 20, 2023
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Published On: February 1, 2023
New Consumer Law Rights Taking Effect in 2023. This NCLC article lists federal and state consumer law rights scheduled to go into effect or expire, during the period from November 17, 2022, through December 31, 2023. Other consumer law changes will be enacted later in 2023 and will go into effect in 2023; this article lists changes whose effective dates have already been scheduled.
Published On: January 24, 2023
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