Initial Intake Form Page

Thank you for considering our firm to assist with your legal needs.  Due to our high volume of calls and the lack of consumer protection and debt defense firms in Washington State, we use the below intake methods.  This is to allow us to efficiently respond to existing clients and prospective clients alike.

Bankruptcy Inquiries:

If you are wanting to file for bankruptcy protection or understand your rights, you do not need to fill out the below form or provide any advance documents.  This policy is due to the time sensitivity almost always involved.

    Process: Call 206-535-2559 to schedule.  We do our best to get you in for same or next day appointments.

All other matters:

Due to volume, we use an email intake system that asks three basic questions.  We then follow up with you after receiving the initial intake.

     Process:

  1. Either cut and paste the suggested form below (preferred) or email us something substantially the same that gives us contact information, if your matter is time sensitive, a brief description, and any documents as specified.
  2. Send the email in to info@wadebtlaw.com, please allow 24-48 hours (excluding weekends) to process.
  3. A paralegal will contact you either to schedule or request documentation and/or fees if the issue requires extensive time or document review.  Unless requested, it is not necessary to send us any initial documents.
  4. Note- for tenant matters, deposit return cases are a free consultation.  All other tenant issues we generally charge $150.00 for the consultation, though it varies by complexity.

Emergency Matters: 

We are not always able to assist if the timeframe is too short.  You can call 206-535-2559 to see if we can help.  In general, we are not able to take bankruptcy cases with less than two week’s notice.  You can, however, file a pro se petition and we can likely fix any issues afterward.

 

Please use the below form via cut and paste or an email that provides the same information in an organized fashion.  Concise bullet point style statements are preferred where possible.  Please allow 24-72 hours to process.  Call us if for any reason there is a delay in response.  If this is a legal emergency, call 206-535-2559 for instructions.  Send completed form to info@wadebtlaw.com

1. CONTACT INFORMATION

Name:
Phone:
Email:
Any additional information you would like us to know or specific instructions:

 

2. IS YOUR MATTER TIME SENSITIVE?  

If you have a deadline such as a foreclosure sale date or date to answer a complaint by or if you are being garnished, please let us know both what and when.  It is essential to let us know if you were served a complaint, the date of service.

3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR LEGAL ISSUE/S:

 

4. DOCUMENTS TO INCLUDE

  • All documents should be in a single document in PDF format when possible or via FAX at 206-374-2749
  • Bankruptcy Cases: no documents required
  • Collection Cases: send a copy of the demand or summons/complaint
  • Foreclosure Cases: send a copy of the notice of default, notice of sale, or complaint
  • Tenant Cases:
    • If Deposit case: send damage itemization in all instance and demand/complaint if you have one
    • Other tenant issues: no documents required with the intake, our staff will tell you what we need later
  • All Other Cases: no documents required with the intake, our staff will tell you what we need later

EXAMPLE COMPLETED INTAKE

1. CONTACT INFORMATION

John M. Lopez
206-123-4567
jlopez44@gmail.com
I work between 9 am to 5 pm, I would prefer emails during this time.  If you call, leave a voice mail.

2. IS YOUR MATTER TIME SENSITIVE?  

Yes.  I was served 7 days ago on Jan 1st, 2024.  I only have 13 days until the 20th day to answer the complaint.

3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR LEGAL ISSUE/S:

I am being sued on an old credit card for $23,000.00 approximately.

4. DOCUMENTS TO INCLUDE

I have included a copy of the complaint to this email.  See attached.