Our Phoenix Bankruptcy Lawyers
Collins and Collins, L.L.P., is a Family Practice that is proud to carry a tradition of integrity, honor, and love for the law and justice. Our practice follows strict codes of ethics and focuses on delivering excellent representation and legal advice to our clients.
Phoenix and Arizona Qualified Bankruptcy Lawyers
A Bankruptcy Lawyer or attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) is a professional who is legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in a court of law on the retainer of clients. The term is never used to refer to paralegals or another type of professionals.
This is a very important aspect when you choose a Bankruptcy Lawyer since, in the United States, there are regulatory restrictions on non-lawyers like paralegals practicing law.
How a Bankruptcy Lawyer Can Help You:
A Bankruptcy Lawyer can help you with the list of services described below. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with what each one entitles. This can help you understand under which category your situation falls under, and how we can best need your needs.
Oral Argument in the Bankruptcy Court
Arguing a client’s case before a judge in a court of law is the traditional province of a Bankruptcy Lawyer. In the United States, there are trial lawyers who specialize in trying cases in court. It is possible for litigants to appear unrepresented (pro-se) before certain courts like small claims courts. The advantage of having a Bankruptcy Lawyer present with you at court versus doing it yourself is that lawyers are familiar with the court’s customs and procedures, and make the legal system more efficient for all involved.
Often, unrepresented parties often damage their own credibility or slow the court down as a result of their inexperience.
Preparation of Bankruptcy Court Papers
A Bankruptcy Lawyer can research and draft court papers. Bankruptcy Lawyers brief the court in writing on the issues in a case before the issues can be orally argued. They may have to perform extensive research into relevant facts and law while drafting legal papers and preparing for oral argument.
A Bankruptcy Lawyer will obtain the facts of the case from the client. The attorney then researches and drafts the necessary court pleadings (which will be filed with the Court’s Clerk and served) and orally argues the case in Bankruptcy Court. In some cases, a lawyer may fill out court forms and draft simple papers for lay persons who cannot afford or do not need attorneys and advise them on how to manage and argue their own cases.
Free Bankruptcy Lawyer Consultation and Legal Counselling
An important aspect of a Bankruptcy Lawyer’s job is developing and managing relationships with clients especially in cases where there is a possible or pending litigation.
The client-lawyer relationship often begins with an intake consultation or interview, where the Bankruptcy Lawyer meets and gets to know the client and their particular situation, analyses the facts of the client’s case and may ask questions. Then and after consideration, the lawyer proceeds to clarify what the client wants to accomplish, explain to the client as to what actually can be accomplished and are realistic expectations.
Bankruptcy Legal Advice
Legal advice is the application of abstract principles of law to the concrete facts of the client’s case in order to advise the client about what they should do next. Only a properly licensed Bankruptcy Lawyer may provide legal advice to clients for good consideration, even if no lawsuit is contemplated or is in progress. Therefore, attorneys must first get a license to practice and failure to obey such a rule is the crime of unauthorized practice of law. This is especially important in developing claims or defenses for litigation.
Negotiating and Drafting Contracts
In some countries, the negotiating and drafting of contracts is considered to be similar to the provision of legal advice, so that it is subject to the licensing requirement explained above. In others, jurists or notaries may negotiate or draft contracts.
Lawyers in some civil law countries traditionally deprecated “transactional law” or “business law” as beneath them.
Criminal Defense and Prosecution
In many civil law countries, prosecutors are trained and employed as part of the judiciary; they are law-trained jurists, but may not necessarily be lawyers in the sense that the word is used in the common law world. In common law countries, prosecutors are usually lawyers holding regular licenses who simply happen to work for the government office that files criminal charges against suspects. Criminal defense lawyers specialize in the defense of those charged with any crimes.
Protecting Intellectual Property
Patents, trademarks, industrial designs and other forms of intellectual property must be formally registered with a government agency in order to receive maximum protection under the law.
Conveyancing is the drafting of the documents necessary for the transfer of real property, such as deeds and mortgages. In some jurisdictions, all real estate transactions must be carried out by a lawyer. In others, the use of a lawyer is optional and banks, title companies, or realtors may be used instead.
Our experienced team of attorneys can effectively advise you on what you should expect and what may not be the best possible strategy. This is when our over 30 years of experience and wide scope of law practice comes into play and sets us apart from other firms: we have managed large numbers of cases in very different scenarios.
We also work to translate “legalese” into understandable terms so you are clear about your legal standing and options and can fully participate in the legal process. In Collins & Collins L.L.P. you have a legal team dedicated to you first and foremost. While we provide you with information you can understand, we let you make decisions after you understand your options.
Often legal situations do not end with an agreement or court order; as situations change, adjustments may need to be made to accommodate those changes. Therefore, our representation does not end at the negotiating table or in court. We stand beside you throughout the legal process and afterward as you implement court orders and decisions.
In order to provide you with the best service, it is important to explain who we are and what we do:
Call today for a Free Consultation with one of our Phoenix Bankruptcy Attorneys. There is never a charge or obligation for us to review your situation and determine how we can help.
GET THE RIGHT LEGAL HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT THE MOST
We understand that when people look for legal advice they are usually suffering hardships or under great strain; they need help and the last thing that they want is to not receive proper representation.
There is no substitute for enlisting the aid of a competent and professional law firm to guide you through the intricacies of the complex legal system while advocating on your behalf.
You will find that Collins & Collins L.L.P.’s commitment to excellence in our service and legal representation begins with prompt responses to your inquiries, complete explanations of your choices and thorough preparation of your case when issues are contested.
Our Phoenix & Arizona Lawyer Awards
Avvo Clients Choice – Family Law 2015
Avvo Excellent Family Attorney
Avvo Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
Avvo Excellent Probate Attorney
Joe Collins has been my attorney for 6 years now. I have contracted his services for family law and for advising on a criminal act perpetrated by a family member against my dependent child. Joe and his father Bob Collins have been excellent assets throughout my family court proceedings that were complex and lengthy. Joe Collins is well known in the family court system being both knowledgeable of the other litigating attorneys, and the judges that rotate on and off the bench. An added perk was that Bob Collins has a police background and he is skilled in the analytical methods used by law enforcement. I prevailed in my lengthy court proceedings because I had an excellent, savvy, cost-effective, tenured legal team representing me and the best interests of my dependents.
Jon came recommend to me in 2008 when I found myself facing divorce. I was being thrown into a situation I never thought would happen to me. Jon was sensitive and caring and truly did was in my best interest. He answered my never ending questions and concerns and walked me through every step of the process. On and off throughout the years other questions have come up and Jon has always made himself available to me for answers and advice. Recently our parenting plan needed some adjustments so I again went to Jon. He was patient with me and helped me do what was best for my children and I. I was nervous about going to court and child support adjustments and everything else that comes along with that process. By the time we actually made it to court I was confident in what to expect and felt Jon had properly prepared both me and himself to go in front of a judge. I am truly grateful for him and all he has done for my children and I over the years. He is much more than an attorney to us, he is a friend.
Jon was extremely professional when working my case for a guardianship of a child. Jon’s work was very efficient and he kept in constant contact with me about my case leaving me feeling comfortable and taken care of. I felt secure with Jon in my corner on my case and because of Jon and the great work he did for me, my family member was kept safe from harm at all times and was spared from potential and detrimental psychological harm. Jon is a great lawyer and despite his extremely busy schedule, makes you feel that you matter and are a priority to him as his client. I would recommend Jon Collins to all my friends, family and any other person that needs legal counsel. If I need legal counsel in the future, I know I will definitely be seeking help from Jon Collins every time.
Mr. Collins was referred to me from a co-worker in 2010. I’ve required Mr. Collins services a number of times and each time he has been phenomenal. Mr. Collins is honest, trustworthy, and seeks the best solution for his client. Mr. Collins constantly reminded me of what would be in the best interest of my children. He helped me see the bigger picture and explained each step of the legal process in a way that I could understand.
Jonathan has been a great support through all of my custody issues. I was married to my ex-husband when he was going through a high conflict divorce, so I didn’t expect our divorce to be any different. Jonathan has been a life saviour in so many situations, keeping me level headed and reasonable through the entire situation. Some of my friends attorneys will tell them whatever they want to hear, and let them fight court battles they won’t win, just to get the extra legal fees, but Jonathan has never once done that with me. He will tell me directly if I’m asking for something I can’t realistically get, so it’s not worth my time and money. Because of this, not only have I not wasted money and time on unnecessary legal endeavours, but every time I have gone to court, I have known exactly what to expect and have always gotten exactly what I have asked the court for. Sometimes it’s not always what I initially wanted, but because he keeps me honest and reasonable in this situation prior to going to court, I have been able to focus on what’s really important with these custody issues, and definitely come out looking like the reasonable one. He’s very in touch and familiar with the Judges and Parenting Coordinators. Explains what to expect from each one, and how to adjust your requests based on who is proceeding your case. If you’re going through a divorce or custody battle, especially a high conflict one, I would highly recommend Jonathan to represent you. I have been represented by him for over 5 years. If you listen to his guidance, he will not let you down.
I had a great experience. My business litigation case was quite complicated, I felt that pressured and like the other party, my ex-business partner was trying to take advantage of me; but the attorneys at Collins & Collins were with me all the way and I didn’t feel alone in this. They tried very hard to make things easy for me and to explain everything since I had no idea about these things and legal issues, I have never had to deal problem before in my life. I think that the Collins are very good s and legal issues, I have never had to deal problem before in my life. I think that the Collins are very good business lawyers. Would highly recommend.
J Collins has been our family attorney for many (about 6 ) years. He has never given up on finding ways to keep my granddaughter in our lives. He has been true to the laws even when the court didn’t abide by the laws. Trying to keep the bills down and fighting hard for the child’s and grandparents rights were difficult, but not impossible for Mr. Collins. He and all of them are helpful and caring.
The Collins Law firm has been a staple in my family now for the last decade. When my wife and I were faced with desperate financial distress, Joe Collins stepped in to assist us with bankruptcy
, all the while helping us to maintain our dignity. When the ex-wife was being unrealisti c with child support requiremen ts, John drove all the way to Holbrook Arizona to defend me in the matter. John had the issue resolved in a profession al manner and kept everything fair for both parents and the children involved. When my mother was involved in a serious car accident and the police were unable to definitive ly deduce a person at fault, John was able to prove my mother was not at fault. He was able to replace her vehicle and ensure her medical bills were handled. When my wife’s best friend was not receiving child support from her ex, we were quick to refer the Collins law firm. We are happy to say she is now receiving benefits for her daughter. We shall soon be utilizing Collins and Collins once more, for finally seeking custody of my two eldest teens. I trust win or loose in the matter, the Collins firm will deliver as always, exceptiona lly just and fair results. We have referred the Collins & Collins firm on no less than three occasions. My parents, my wife’s friend and another family friend whom the Collins firm was so fair to, they outright told her she could handle the issue herself and not to be nervous to do so. That is the honesty that can be found at the Collins and Collins firm. Well now I proudly say I’m referring the Collins and Collins Law firm to any of you who need legal assistance and are viewing this page. Schedule your consultati on today. Thank You
Mr. Joseph did a wonderful job at all my cases since we knew him 15 years ago. He is taking care of all my needed advice all the time, we do ask for his advice day and night we never hear a complaint at all. He pulled me out of a major problem that I put myself in.
Best lawyer, fair pricing. Not Stuffy Law Office. Friendly. Jonathan exceptional. Happy receptionist. Not ordinary lawyer
What You Can Expect from Our Skilled and Experienced Phoenix Bankruptcy Lawers
At Collins & Collins, L.L.P we are selective when it comes to the cases that we take on. The reason? Simple, we want to make sure that we are able to provide or clients the best possible legal representation that we can provide in order to meet their demands and individual circumstances.
Our Bankruptcy Attorney Fees
We understand that you may be fearful of the high costs of paying a Bankruptcy Lawyer. We believe in offering excellent Bankruptcy legal representation at a fair price. That is why you will find that we offer highly competitive attorney fees as well as for all our legal practice areas.
Because we are a family firm we focus on what matters: practicing the law. This means that we don’t spend on costly advertising or fancy offices. We pride ourselves on doing our job and doing it right and that. Because of this, we are able to deliver high success rate and client satisfaction.
Bankruptcy Lawyer Free Consultation
Our practice is not focused on volume, and since we are a family business, we are proud to keep it this way and we are able to promise to deliver the best possible representation to clients that we decide to take on with professionalism and the utmost respect towards them.
Call today for an initial consultation. There is never a charge or obligation for us to review your situation and determine how we can help:
If you use email, Collins & Collins L.L.P. will respond within 24 hours during the week, or by Monday if on the weekend, so as to avoid playing telephone tag. We ensure you speak with a Bankruptcy Lawyer and not just a staff member.