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Posted by a Chapter 11 client,
The Middlebrooks & Shapiro Law firm has been instrumental in helping me managing my finances for the last 7 years. When I first contacted the firm in 2005 my personal finances were in shambles. Health problems were the root cause of my problems. First, Melinda and her team listened carefully to what I had to say. Then it did not take them long to devise a plan for me to get back on a good path of being financially responsible and accountable for all the expenses that I incur. This was not the end of the story though. The staff at the Ms. Middlebrooks' office worked shoulder to shoulder with me as I began to implement the custom tailored tasks that I needed to accomplish. At the heart of my financial recovery was a very detailed budget of my monthly income and expenses. I had never been taught how to discipline myself economically. It was only after it was explained patiently by her group that the methods and techniques made sense.
I am happy to say that in the last few years all the help that the Middlebrooks Shapiro law firm has made a monumental positive difference in my life. I sincerely thank them for that!
Posted by Lauren,
Working with Melinda is always a pleasure. She is knowledgeable, approachable and empathetic to her clients' needs. Her ability to translate "legalese" for the layperson’s comprehension gives her a boost in my book.
Posted by Karen, a Chapter 13 client,
I used Melinda after I was downsized and lost my job after 27 years. I was devastated and very anxious about what was going to happen next, would I lose my house, be able to pay my bills, I had so many questions. I had heard about Melinda from several friends and decided to schedule an appointment. At the initial consultation, Melinda was so compassionate and knowledgeable, I really felt she cared about me as a person and not just another case. She walked me through all my options without making me feel pressured to decide immediately such a large decision. I decided to file with Melinda's guidance and she was there every step of the way. The beauty of this smaller, specialized firm is that I never felt I was bothering anyone with my questions or phone calls. They were always extremely accommodating. Filing for bankruptcy is a very difficult decision and anxiety provoking to say the least. I know that the process was made so much easier by the personalized care I received from Melinda.