You Get What You Pay For

If you’re looking to hire the least expensive attorney to file your bankruptcy, I’m not your guy. You will find other attorneys who cost less, but as it is with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Our office spends $10,000 a year on continuing education because I believe it is an attorney’s duty to know the law, and never stop increasing their knowledge. I could sit here and rattle off reasons why you don’t want to hire the cheapest attorney, but I thought a few examples might better illustrate my point:

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Hopefully that answers your questions. If nothing else, remember, if you hire the cheapest attorney you are probably hiring a juggalo, meth cook, or serial killer. Have a Great Weekend!

Dogs Explaining the Bankruptcy Code: Part I: Preferences

Welcome to the first installment of Dogs Explaining the Bankruptcy Code. As a bankruptcy attorney I love the bankruptcy code. I have five copies of it, and even keep one at home and one in my car. I think it is important for anyone considering bankruptcy to know and understand the bankruptcy code, but I realize not everyone is as excited about it as I am. So to aid in educating you about the bankruptcy code, and not put you to sleep, I have enlisted the help of some friends to make it more interesting. Without further ado, I present Dogs Explaining the Bankruptcy Code Part I: Preferences.

Preferences are a big issue for anyone considering bankruptcy. The last thing anyone wants to have happen is to get their loved ones dragged into their financial issues, and with the right attorney they can be avoided. Below is a common scene played out in my office that I hope will shed some light on the topic of what a prefrence is, what it means, and how to avoid them:















Mapes Law Offices is Proud to Announce the opening of a Holland location!



I am very proud to announce that Mapes Law Offices is opening a fourth location in Holland Michigan! Beginning April 1, we will be accepting new appointments to meet with potential clients in our Holland location located at 311 S. River, directly across form the public library in the Greenridge Realty building.

For quite some time now I have wanted to open a location in Holland because quite frankly, I think the citizens deserve a higher quality of Bankruptcy Attorney than is currently available to them. We are now the only Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Office in Holland and are looking forward to providing you with the experience and skill that a legal specialist can bring.

If you or someone you know on the lakeshore is having financial hardships, contact us today at (616) 719-3847 so you can meet with the best Bankruptcy Attorneys that Holland has to offer.