AS BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS, WE STRIVE TO EARN YOUR TRUST
We will never just tell you “this is what you need to do” and ask you to simply “trust us”. We take the time to sit with you and explain the process thoroughly, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions. In fact, before your case is ever filed we will usually be able to tell you exactly what will happen and when, and what the outcome will be before you ever commit money or time to preparing your filing. Trust is something that needs to be earned, and we will strive from the very first day to earn yours. MORE THAN HALF OF OUR NEW CLIENTS ARE REFERRALS FROM OLD CLIENTS. That alone should confirm the level of client satisfaction we have achieved with our one-on-one approach to handling cases.
BANKRUPTCY IS ALL WE DO
Our firm practices exclusively in bankruptcy. Since bankruptcy is the exclusive focus of our practice, we are familiar with all of the most recent court decisions and changes in procedure, down to the most mundane, parochial details. This ensures that you will not run into any surprises after your case is filed.
The amendments to the bankruptcy statute enacted in 2005 are filled with traps for the unwary bankruptcy practitioner. Under the “new” law, also called the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 or simply “BAPCPA”, law firms handling bankruptcy cases for consumer debtors must exercise due diligence in verifying the accuracy of bankruptcy filings and must provide disclosures to their clients. These new requirements never really affected the way Katz & Wulff handles bankruptcy cases because we have always worked extremely hard to research and verify the information that is presented to the court, to the best of our ability.
Your filing is usually ready to go within a day or two after your first meeting with the attorney. When you come in to the office to review and sign your petition during your second appointment, assuming you have given us all of the information we have requested, your petition will be filed with the court electronically right then and there. You will walk out of that second appointment with a case number, with the protection of a court injunction barring your creditors from talking to you or pursuing collection in any way, and the date and time of your meeting with the trustee. We will never hold your case for “batch filing” with other cases, which only serves the convenience of the lawyer. We will file your case right away when you are ready.