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What is the entire Chapter 7 process?

June 28, 2022

By Diane Drain Attorney & Retired Law Professor

Bankruptcy is a very complicated interplay of several different state and federal laws.

This area of practice should not be undertaken without adequate representation.  For your own sake, please do not use document preparers or attorneys who do not practice bankruptcy law full time.  Most bankruptcy lawyers offer free or very low cost initial consultations.

Unlike so many Arizona bankruptcy law firms (especially those advertising on TV or paid ads on the Internet) our focus is on qualitynot quantity.  As such we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of professional service.

Over the years we discovered that bankruptcy is so daunting for our clients that many freeze and are unable to help themselves.

Therefore, we decided to use technology to make this complicated process as simple as possible.  We focus on education, ease of access to information and setting up a process that puts clients in control.  This allows our clients to proceed at their own pace rather than the lawyer’s.  The minimum time to process an entire bankruptcy is usually 2 weeks.  This includes the client completing all the steps listed below and meeting twice with Diane and Jay.  The average to complete a bankruptcy and have it filed is 4 weeks, with many clients taking several months. But, we have had some clients take a few days.  The process we have designed allows the client to move as fast or slow as they want or need.  But, we will not file a bankruptcy unless the client has completed all the work.

What we need from you: you must be willing to spend time doing the work.

You must be willing to follow directions.  You must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You must keep your appointments.  You must bring the paperwork requested when requested.  You must regularly use email and respond in a short time.

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By |Published On: June 28th, 2022|Last Updated: July 28th, 2022|

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About the Author: Diane Drain

Diane L. Drain - Bankruptcy LawyerDiane 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.*

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“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.

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“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.

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“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.

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