Diane L. Drain, bankruptcy attorney, retired law professor, mentor and community spokesperson.
Many people, both clients and fellow attorneys, ask why I give so much information away for free. I do it because I believe everyone has a right to understand the full breadth of the legal issues involved in bankruptcy. That does not mean this information will be sufficient for anyone to prepare their own bankruptcy. Instead, it is my goal to help everyone avoid the terrible nightmares that happen when someone tries to file without a competent bankruptcy attorney. “Laws are like a spider web, in that it snares the poor and weak while the rich and powerful break them.” Solon, ancient Greece
To quote Judge Redfield T. Baum, Ret. Arizona Bankruptcy judge, “You do not need to hire an experienced lawyer to help with bankruptcy, just like you do not need to hire a good surgeon to do open heart surgery; but it might be wise to do so.