About the Law Office of Robert S. Brandt
About me and How can I Benefit You in Your Time of Need
HERE ARE SIX GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE ME AS YOUR BANKRUPTCY OR DIVORCE ATTORNEY.
- I am a bankruptcy and divorce attorney. Bankruptcy and divorce work is what I do day in and day out. My time and energy are devoted to only these two areas of the law.
- I will be handling your case from start to finish. I do not believe in delegating duties. The paralegal or secretary will not be handling your case. It will be me. When you call and email me you will be speaking with me and me only.
- If you have found my website through Google, Yahoo, or Yelp then you have probably noticed that I have a number of reviews from past clients.I think that you will find that the reviews have one overriding theme: I provide exceptional service to my clients.
- Fees. You are in the midst of filing for bankruptcy or going through a divorce and the last thing you want to do is pay an arm and a leg. I get that. My fees, while not cheap, are nonetheless reasonable.
- Your interest comes before mine. That means that if it turns out that filing for bankruptcy is not a good idea at this time –and those situations do come up- or that I am not a good fit for your divorce case, then I will be the first to tell you.
- One of my mottos is “no forms, no hassle.” You are stressed and preoccupied so the last thing that I want you to do is to spend hours filling out a fifteen page bankruptcy questionnaire or a divorce questionnaire for that matter. I prefer to talk face to face and to get the information from you in person. Besides, there is only so much that can be conveyed through forms.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT CAN GO WRONG IF YOU HIRE THE WRONG BANKRUPTCY or DIVORCE LAWYER:
- Your calls and emails do not get answered, and if they do get answered, they are not being answered by the lawyer you hired.
- Your bankruptcy attorney is not intimately familiar with recent bankruptcy Supreme Court cases such as Lanning or Ransom, or the intricacies of the means test. You end up in a chapter 13 bankruptcy when it should have been a chapter 7 bankruptcy. Now you have thousands of dollars in payments to make for the next five years.
- Your divorce attorney does not carefully read the Property Settlement Agreement that he just encourages you to sign on the dotted line and now you are back before the court on a Show Cause because you have not complied with the terms of the agreement.
- Your bankruptcy lawyer fails to pull up a title report on your home thereby failing to recognize that a number of judgment liens have been recorded. As such, he fails to take the necessary steps to ensure that these judgment liens are extinguished. Good luck trying to sell/refinance your home at some point down the line. And the same can be said of divorce court. The martial home is your biggest asset. Better get a title report.
- Your bankruptcy attorney loses sight of the fact that your main bank account is with a credit union. This is the same credit union that also has your car loan, signature loan or credit card. You file your bankruptcy case and next thing you know you are in a panic, your bank account has just been frozen and your checks are bouncing. The credit union was simply exercising its right to a setoff.
- Your bankruptcy attorney tells you that “you make too much money” and that you do not “pass” the means test and must file a 13. He fails to recognize that the majority of your debt however is non-consumer debt. Thus, you are automatically entitled to a chapter 7 discharge. You end up spending five year in bankruptcy instead of 90 days!
I can go on and on, but I think you get the point. When it comes to filing for bankruptcy or getting divorced the devil is in the details. For most people filing for bankruptcy or getting divorced it is a once in a lifetime event. You want to make sure that you are in good hands. After all, you have a lot on the line.
Looking for a fresh start in your life? Contact me for an initial consultation.