HOW I WORK TO HELP YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE
The Wheelhouse — Death And Debt
The wheelhouse (In baseball, the zone of a batter’s swing range that is most advantageous for hitting a home run) of my law practice is Debt (Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy) and Death (Estate Planning (Revocable Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, for Finances & Health, & Living Wills).
Cases in the wheelhouse are the core cases that drive the Firm.
I CANNOT ADDRESS SMALL MATTERS FOR NON-ESTATE PLANNING OR BANKRUPTCY CLIENTS.
IT IS NOT ECOMICAL, AND IT IS TOO RISKY.
I believe that facing these morbid subjects head on is best. The only two things certain in life are death and debt (not just tax debt is certain).
This is the best way for clients to take control of their lives, and not allow financial pressures to crowd out what is really important.
Because of the pandemic and not meeting in person, it is vitally important for clients to take time to review the documents, think about them, and make notes about questions before we meet via ZOOM. That is what makes for a productive meeting. Talking on the phone is what attorneys who bill by the hour do. I charge a flat fee that is about half the market price charged by hourly attorneys. I ask clients to do a little more in order to make this savings possible.
The reason I work the way I do is because the market is flooded with attorneys who overcharge with hourly billing with more regard for what they are paid than what difference they make for clients. I choose to have higher job satisfaction knowing that I do make a positive difference for my clients. I am aiming for the sweet spot of quality and price that represents the best value to clients. I deliberately make less money for this peace of mind. Cooperation from clients is necessary. My approach does not work for everyone. It is fine if you prefer a different approach. I know that you will most likely pay more for a lower quality product if you go somewhere else, but a good fit with counsel is important. Without a good fit, other considerations fade away.
Cases Taken And Not Taken, And Why
I am a transactional attorney. I do not take litigation cases.
Because of my Wheelhouse practice areas, I may be able to takes such cases as:
- Uncontested Joint Petition Divorce or Legal Separation,
- Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements,
- Name Changes,
- Debt Collection Defense,
- Debt Negotiation & Settlement,
- Foreclosure, and Consumer Protection & Warranty Issues
5 Reasons to Hire Me – Christopher S. Mulvaney.
1) I care about the outcome of your case.
If I don’t believe I can give you a high probability of achieving your desired outcome, I would prefer you hire someone else.
2) I care about your experience of the process.
I am committed to representation proceeding smoothly, so that you are pleasantly surprised and delighted. At the end, I want you so say, “That wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be.”
3) I care about value.
I want each and every client to feel that what they received from the representation was worth what was paid and more. I am not the cheapest lawyer or the most expensive. I aim for the place where the benefit to you is greatest.
4) I care about protecting your rights.
I strive for excellence and continue to learn everything I can, so that I can stand resolute between you and whatever you are facing.
5) I care about you.
Addressing your legal issues takes place within a larger context of transformation from who you were to who you become after you have made the best choices for yourself under your particular circumstances. I am privileged to be part of the options and possibilities which open up to you having worked through your legal issues.
Areas of Practice
Christopher S. Mulvaney’s Mission:
To Always Be a Human Being First, and My Role Second.
To First, Do No Harm, then to provide the best legal outcome,
smoothest process, best value, and to make a positive difference in the life of every client.
Christopher S. Mulvaney’s Mantra:
May I be filled with loving kindness for all life.
May I be safe from dangers within and without.
May I be healthy in body, mind, socially, and spiritually.
May I be at ease and happy, doing good in the world.
For more information about my practice in Bellevue, Washington, please consult my Blog.
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