Recently, we had an individual come to our office complaining about another attorney in the area where she had to Skype with the attorney for a free consultation about her filing bankruptcy. She said she felt rushed and only received about 15 minutes with the attorney on the Skype call. When the Skype call was over, she still had a number of questions but was left with an assistant (non-attorney) to answer those questions. If you are seeking legal advice, an attorney should be answering your legal questions not an assistant.
What Makes Bond & Botes Different?
If you are interested in a free bankruptcy consultation or want to discuss your financial situation with an attorney, at Bond & Botes, you will ALWAYS meet with an attorney at all points of the bankruptcy process, including the initial consultation. Our office will NEVER require that you meet with us by Skype or telephone unless that is a method you prefer. If you take time out of your schedule to come to our office, you can expect one of our attorney’s to be there to answer your questions.
In this post, there is no representation that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services by other lawyers in Alabama. However, there is a representation that at all of our Bond & Botes offices, you will meet with a licensed attorney during your appointment and never one of our assistants. Filing bankruptcy can be expensive, and if you are paying for an attorney, you should expect an attorney.
All of us take pride in developing relationships with our clients from the beginning stage to beyond the end. After the bankruptcy process, you still need someone on your side, working for you to make sure your credit reports are accurate after you receive your discharge. You also need an attorney that will fight for your rights during the bankruptcy process to make sure that creditors are not violating your automatic stay. At Bond & Botes, our attorneys do this!
In addition to free bankruptcy consultations, an attorney will review your collection letters. If you are getting numerous collection letters, just put them in a box and drop the box off at one of our offices for review. One of those letters may violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and you potentially could receive $1,000 for every violation.
Mary Pool is a shareholder of the Bond & Botes Law Offices in Montgomery and Opelika, Alabama. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University at Montgomery, and a Juris Doctorate from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law. She has represented thousands of clients over her more than 11 years working in the bankruptcy field. Read her full bio here.