Diane B. McWhirter is one of the Top 100 Bankruptcy Lawyers in the State of Florida, according to the American Society of Legal Advocates 2013-2015. Additionally, she earned the Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys, and was named one of the Top Ten Attorneys in 2014.
In 2013 to 2015, Diane B. McWhirter was selected as one of the Top 100 Bankruptcy attorneys in the State of Florida by the American Society of Legal Advocates. She participates in the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney meetings and seminars, the premier bankruptcy training for consumer attorneys and takes Debtors competently and confidently through the bankruptcy court process. As bankruptcy counsel, she assists Debtors with case filings, presentation to the trustee and meeting with any creditors, who appear at the assigned court date.
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is usually finished within 60 days of filing the paperwork with the court. Once filed, it is not a voluntary process. Not everyone qualifies for a Chapter 7; the Debtor might have too much income as an individual, but might qualify because of business debt.
Chapter 13 plans last 3 to 5 years and help the Debtor retain assets and refinance debt such as mortgage arrearages.
The bankruptcy mediation system is generally more successful than the state mediation foreclosure system. Diane McWhirter has 25 years of certified mediation training, including two special certificates in mortgage mediation training. She uses her training to ensure that her clients receive the best mediation process possible for their situation.