• Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy Russ Wiles, Arizona Republic, Arizona Republic Interviews Diane L. Drain about debt relief, including [...]

  • The following is a guest post – by Gary R. Stickell, a great Arizona bankruptcy attorney and my friend and mentor for more than 20 years. COVID-19 and CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCIES Most, if not all, [...]

  • Download the audio LAWGITIMATE Attorney Diane Drain and Bobby Zavala with University of Dubuque Diane Drain established her law firm in 1991 in order to provide education for those facing financial troubles. She [...]

  • In re Hindra v. Dockery, US Trustee & Deutsche Bank, BAP No. CC-18-1132-KuTaF (9th Circuit, Jan 29, 2019) In 2016  the debtor, using an attorney, filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy and everything went downhill from [...]

  • THE PERILS OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY UNDOCUMENTED PERSONS By Richard J. Parker: Shareholder in Parker, Butte, & Lane, P.C. (reprinted with permission of the author, December, 2017) Immigration status is a complex legal issue for [...]

  •   Your home is your most valuable asset. Over the last 30+ years of helping people file for bankruptcy protection the most concern by homeowners is if they will lose their home.  My [...]

  • Arizona adopted a chapter 13 model plan – effective for all cases filed or converted after December 1, 2017 Local Rules 2084 Chapter 13 Model Plan According to the Arizona Bankruptcy Court the failure rate [...]

  • Published On: February 21, 2018

    Pamela Foohey, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Robert M. Lawless, University of Illinois College of Law Katherine M. Porter,  University of California – Irvine School of Law Deborah Thorne,  University of Idaho Date Written: February 20, 2018  [...]

  • Bankruptcy is a tool.  Any tool can be misused which can cause serious damage.  Just ask the idiot who sticks a fork in a live electrical socket. […]

  • The American Bankruptcy Institute ‘ABI’ released a report addressing the astronomically high failure rate of chapter 13 bankruptcy.  The findings are not surprising for those of us who work in this world, but are shocking [...]

  • My Attorney Was Disbarred, Diane Jumped in to Help.

    “Diane has been a G_d send to me. My previous attorney was disbarred and I had a hearing before the Bankruptcy (Judge not the Trustee). Diane jumped in. Attended my court date and has taken care of me from there. . ” M.W. Diane has been a [...]

  • There were no demons or dragons. It my constitutional right to be free of debt

    There were no demons or dragons. It my constitutional right to be free of debt. V.M. I first met Diane in 2009. I was losing control of my finances and therefore my whole life seemed a day to day mix of anxiety and fear. I landed on [...]

  • Helpful to establishing a stable life

    “Helpful to establishing a stable life” L.A. Diane and Jay are a great team. Diane took the time to explain every step of the way and provide me with so much education regarding my bankruptcy. The material I obtained was and is very helpful to have a [...]