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William Collins
William CollinsPartner Attorney
William has been practicing Bankruptcy Law exclusively since 2008. He has filed thousands of Bankruptcy cases.
Greg Arnove
Greg ArnovePartner Attorney
Greg has practiced Bankruptcy Law for over 20 years. He is Board Certified and a the former Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee.
Christine Brooks
Christine BrooksParalegal
Christine has been with Collins & Arnove for over 2 years. She is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. There is a good chance you get her on the phone when you all our office.

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We Have Filed Thousands Of Cases And Discharged Millions In Debt

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What Clients Say About Us…

William Collins took my case after a previous attorney left me in a state of bewilderment. He put together a strategy and I executed everything that he asked of me. His staff was AMAZING!!! Mr. Collins ensures his clients are satisfied with their outcome and follow through on his commitments. Thanks for a job well done!
Tarica Hobbs
Tarica Hobbs
06:18 13 Jul 18
William and his team has saved me from loosing my mind and literally going broke every month trying to pay everything after a divorce. I initially researched and contacted several attorneys before deciding on William. I selected him because I was able to meet with him in person and not a staff member, his cost was the most affordable, and he explained everything to me. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because once I emailed the same information a few times and did not get a response which was very unusual as William himself usually responds fairly quickly even when he was on vacation. His response would be something simple like "got it" but at least it was a response. In this particular instance, I emailed a 3rd time with the same info and asked why wasn't I getting a response. He responded to that one was in what I believe was a very rude way, no apology for not responding he just basically told me what I was requesting wasn't important at that time. He told me it was the end of the month and they had to close out well I DO NOT WORK THERE, I didn't know they had "end of the month" and can't respond to emails. Other than that they were great.Update to owner's response:I NEVER asked to have any services done for free, may you need to re-read my response I said your services were great however you were rude in your response which you were. If you decided not to charge then say that but don't portray that I asked you give me something for free, besides how can I not pay you when I'm billed for your services. I can attach your email response if you like. Like I said you telling me it's the end of the month and you didn't have time was not necessary a simple response to say you received it would have been sufficient enough. So for 1) I see you get defensive with a true review and 2) You can't own up to your mistake and fault, sorry I didn't give you a 5-star but you don't deserve it from me.
N. M
N. M
16:21 25 May 18
Collins & Arnove LLC is a team of personable, professional, and competent individuals in the bankruptcy field. With an initial free consultation, the whole process is explained, weighing in on the pros and cons. There's no pressure to commit to anything, and above everything else, Mr Collins and his team were very reassuring in a troublesome time for me and my wife. Definitely highly recommended.
David Gathecha
David Gathecha
21:57 30 Jul 18
Great service, attention to detail, quality work, knowledgeable, highly skilled. These are just a few of the experiences I was provided with after engaging this firm. The entire process from beginning to end was seamless and painless. I worked directly with William and he provided an enormous amount of value when helping us through our case. He made sure we understood the entire process from start to finish and answered all of our questions. Communication is a big part, and William and his team communicated timely and effectively. I highly recommend their services.
Larry D West III
Larry D West III
13:17 28 Mar 18
I met William Collins for a consultation meeting. My case for bankruptcy was a little more complex, and in the end, he suggested I wait a bit longer to file. So instead of immediately trying to lock me down as a client, he put my best interest first. He even went as far to continue to research the issue further and emailing me back the very next day. He is awesome and someone you can trust.
Spam Foodmail
Spam Foodmail
16:17 20 Jun 18
If i could give more stars, i honestly would. The process was so smooth, i was informed every step of the way, everything was explained with details and such fast response time. For anyone who is struggling with debts to the point that i was, i strongly recommend you visit William Collins for your own mental health and well being. I assure you there are options. Mr. William Collins i just want to say thank you, thank you so much for helping me. I am now a new person. Thank you!
Shilli Garcia
Shilli Garcia
01:17 24 Apr 18
I had an excellent experience with Collins and Arnove so 5 star rating is very accurate. He is extremely easy to talk to and down to earth, and made this unfortunate situation smooth and predictable. His knowledge will make you feel comfortable and confident during the entire process. I've already send referrals his way!
N G
N G
04:32 09 Oct 18
When I was in need of bankruptcy I went looked for a good lawyer . I need to act fast since I was getting garnishment against me I went in spoke to William Collins and went through all the needs I need to go over with him and what the pros and cons. He made sure I was doing to this all the right reasons. I got everything need in with in a month I had court date for my discharge. It was fast and very professional. I have recommended him and his staff to friends and family if they are thinking about bankruptcy. Very professional and communication even after my bankruptcy.
Melissa Sarel
Melissa Sarel
22:23 10 Oct 18
This was my first time filing bankruptcy- had no idea on how to proceed-- I call Collins & Arnove. From my first meeting, Collins was most helpful in explaining the process. Collins made the process so easy from the beginning until the end. He made it so easy for me--I came away feeling like filing bankruptcy wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.I would highly recommend this firm. Diana, Frisco,TX.
Diana Cohns
Diana Cohns
22:04 17 Oct 18
William is a professional beyond expectations. His services have changed my life!
David Oaten
David Oaten
00:10 31 Dec 18
William Collins and staff could absolutely not have been any better if they try. The saying is the less you hear from your lawyer, the better...they reached out to verify information and were super quick to respond when we had any questions (day or night) but they handled almost everything on their end and didn’t need to involve us in every little step, which I really appreciated. Couldn’t be happier with the services we received from this firm. I hope I never need his services again, but if I do, I know exactly where to go.
Derek Austin
Derek Austin
17:37 01 Jan 19
William & Christine are amazing. Very kind, helpful and very responsive. They made a tough time easier. Thank you so much.
Forward Always
Forward Always
16:49 11 Jan 19
This place is the real deal. Dealing with compassionate people from step one. Responding to concerns within minutes through the entire process even emailing immediately back within seconds. Compassionate, caring, honest and hands down the best experience one can hope for going through a difficult time. Thank y’all so much!!!! Y’all rock!!! Mr. Collins you are the man!!!!
K Reynolds
K Reynolds
15:39 25 Jan 19
Wonderful service - superb advice, and really looks out for your well-being. I would recommend this firm to everyone!
Todd Dore
Todd Dore
21:26 07 Feb 19
Mr. Greg Arnove is very thorough and he explains everything. Very calm and a very good attorney. He was highly recommended.
T Stegall
T Stegall
03:33 20 Feb 19
Compassionate hatf working and honest. He explained the process of bankruptcy and gabe me many options. He made me feel like he is competent and that i was more than just a number. Highly recommended
Tiffany Myers
Tiffany Myers
16:30 06 Mar 19
Working with William and his team has been amazing! After years of stress and struggle, my stress started to subside after the initial meeting with William. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and has an intricate understanding of how it applies to individual circumstances. Despite being busy, William is very responsive, he returned emails within minutes and was quick to answer any question that I asked. He made the entire process as painless as possible, providing the kind of personal attention that you would not expect from any attorney. Giving him five stars is not enough, I would give him ten stars if I could. If you are in need of a bankruptcy attorney, Collins and Arnove is simply the best choice that you can possibly make!
Manny Coll
Manny Coll
19:20 17 Mar 19
William Collins handles my Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. I was able to make an appointment online. He started the paperwork during that first appointment and made everything very easy. He arranged a payment plan for the cost, while a previous attorney had expected the whole cost up front. He prepared me for all the questions that would be asked at the 341 meeting and was there early to explain what would happen. Those were the only 2 times I had to meet with him, otherwise I was able to send paperwork and scanned bills via email. He always replied promptly to emails and answered any questions I had.
Elizabeth Schwartz-Brown
Elizabeth Schwartz-Brown
03:54 19 Mar 19
Without going too deep into my personal affairs, William and Christine has been very helpful, informative and professional through out this process. It was really hard for me to make a decision of such, but William and Christine have been very understanding and willing to help. I'm almost a month into the process, and its still ongoing, but I must give credit when/where credit is due. Great Jobs guys! I'm very satisfied thus far!
Nicole Harris
Nicole Harris
16:29 10 Apr 19
The process was well explained and they were there for any questions or concerns I had. I also had my appointment to see them just after Christmas and they were able to see me and begin the process despite the Holidays, which was appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to file for bankruptcy, as my experience with them was exceptional.
Brian Celeste
Brian Celeste
03:04 24 Apr 19
When my husband and I first decided that me might need to file bankruptcy, we were embarrassed. I reached out to Collins & Arnove for more information and they replied promptly. I met William in person and we reviewed our situation. He was very kind and informative and made us feel at ease and less embarrassed. The process was smooth, painless, and fast. That was back in 2017 and we followed his advice with immediately getting a secured credit card and paying it off every month and continued to make our car payments on time. Here we are May 2019 and my credit score is almost 700. Bankruptcy sucks but the hardest part is admitting to yourself that it’s your best option.
Bianca Salas
Bianca Salas
18:11 01 May 19
William Collins was excellent to work with. Exceeded my expectations! I would recommend this Attorney and Firm. Everyone I encountered were very nice. They did not make you feel bad for the choice you needed to make!!!
Melinda Hoover
Melinda Hoover
22:30 09 May 19
After three years of debating whether or not I should file bankruptcy, I decided it was the right thing to do. There is a lot of negative stigma regarding bankruptcy out there and making the decision isn’t easy for anyone. I found William Collins via a Google search for bankruptcy lawyers in Collin county and decided to give the free consult a shot after reading all of the positive reviews. Coming in skeptical, I left confident that this was the right lawyer, and the right step forward to repairing my credit. The system that Mr. Collins enters all information regarding your debts, assets and income is so advanced and seamless that the paperwork almost seems simple! The bankruptcy fee is worth being able to use the system alone. William Collins was organized, direct, intelligent and personable. I am excited to move forward with my life! 100% recommended.
Marjorie Balaguer
Marjorie Balaguer
16:38 13 May 19
We worked with both partners and both are equally kind and professional. The whole process was fast and efficient. While we were waiting for our case to be heard, another lawyer had 2 cases continued because he did not provide needed documentation. Which gave us even more peace of mind about our choice of Collins and Arnove.
Mary Willis
Mary Willis
03:57 01 Jun 19
Collins, did our Bankruptcy for our personal Finances, he did a great job. Very Please with the Work so far. we are still Making payments to him as of now. Which is a Nice thing we liked from him, that we were able to make payments to him for the remaining balance. as our finances got really bad.but now is Better, thanks to his help on all the work. I will definitely Recommend him to our friends and Family, if they ever need to do Bankruptcy. Thank you William for the hard work you provided to us,we wish you the best for you and your Family.
sal dominguez
sal dominguez
16:45 12 Jun 19
I found myself facing bankruptcy. The stigma kept me from doing what I knew was the right thing to do, until I spoke to Greg Arnove. He was professional and direct and a great communicator. He became my trusted advisor through this process. And for that reason his firm will always be highly recommended by me. David C.
David Clark
David Clark
20:22 16 Jun 19
It was a great pleasure to work with Attorney Arnove. He is very professional, knowledgeable and understanding of his clients circumstances and was always available to assist in whatever capacity he was needed.I highly recommend him.
Jerome Spearman
Jerome Spearman
20:05 01 Jul 19
Amazing law firm, Greg Arnove went above and beyond to make my family and I as comfortable as possible. Best decision we ever made was picking Collins & Arnove to represent us. Thank you so much.
Sean Casper
Sean Casper
16:51 13 Jul 19
Never seen an attorney like William. He is not only experienced and super professional, but humane. He shared his very honest opinions with us so that we can make the best choice for our situation. It is unfortunate that he only handles BK cases as an attorney. Thank you so very much for your help, William! I recommend him to anyone who needs legal help on BK cases.
Minky C
Minky C
21:45 22 Jul 19
I can say that I went for a consultation and got all the information needed, right away on what could and couldnt be done etc. Made my life alot easier and made this process easy and and painless as could be. Definitely recommend using his service's!!!
DELILAH MARTINEZ
DELILAH MARTINEZ
23:47 05 Sep 19
After finally deciding it was time to tackle the unrealistic pile of debt I somehow accumulated during graduate school and post-divorce I went searching. Collins and Arnove came up in my search (among many others) but after reading through their history and reviews I decided to try Collins & Arnove first. Just reaching out to a lawyer was scary (I had no idea what to plan for), let alone considering the possibility of bankruptcy (I didn't even know if I would qualify). During that first meeting, William was great. He was very straightforward, clear, professional, and had just a small side of relaxed that really helped me keep my fears and nerves about the entire situation at bay. After deciding to proceed with the bankruptcy I was still worried but my debt wasn't going anywhere on it's own and I had to do something. I'm so grateful that I chose Collins & Arnove. As a constant worrier I was surprised at how smoothly the process went and how little I worried once it really got started. I definitely contribute that peace of mind to Collins & Arnove. If you're deciding whether or not to make a move I absolutely recommend it. And if you're not certain where to start- start with them. My financial situation was very tight and I didn't think a lawyer would ever be an option but I also knew I couldn't do this on my own. The payment plan they worked out for me was absolutely reasonable and now that we're at the end of everything I can tell you without a doubt that it was MORE than worth it.
Khimen Cooper
Khimen Cooper
22:31 14 Sep 19
Mr. Collins was very professional and informative throughout our consultation. He provided us with all the information we needed to make an informed decision as to how we would proceed. I would absolutely, without hesitation use Mr. Collins services for any future services.
Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson
15:27 17 Sep 19
We visited William to get info and he was very helpful and very transparent about our options. He is very honest and right to the point! I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to make a difficult decision about finances.
Lucky Lucie Designs
Lucky Lucie Designs
03:11 19 Sep 19
Mr. Collins was very informative about my situation, I had recently came out of a divorce and was so far debt. I was going through so much stress on how to resolve my situation, after my one on one consultation with him I decided to hire Mr. Collins. I highly recommend this firm to anyone looking to get back on the right track.
Alfonso Ramos
Alfonso Ramos
17:00 22 Sep 19
Mr. Collins was wonderfully helpful. Very knowledgeable and professional and made things easy to understand. His advice really put my mind at ease during a stressful time.
Liz Fason
Liz Fason
21:16 20 Sep 19
I was new to the bankruptcy deal. Mr. Collins, sat down with me and went through everything with me step by step. Anytime I had any concerns or questions, he never hesitated to get back with me. Detail oriented, great quality, and respectful. Even when I lost my job, he still worked with me on payments. If I ever have to go through this process again, I will be calling. I highly recommend him. Thank you so much.
Brittani Gaines
Brittani Gaines
17:05 24 Oct 19
Williams Collins was awesome. Quick responses to emails and very thorough with explanations! Easy to deal with. Highly recommend.
Denise Maddox
Denise Maddox
22:25 24 Oct 19
I cannot say enough positive words about my experience with this firm and William specifically. I went in terrified and knowing absolutely nothing about bankruptcy. William went above and beyond my expectations explaining everything to me. He explained the way creditors work and gave me more than enough information to make a decision I felt good about. He didn’t pressure me or try and scare me into agreeing on the spot.He worked with me and was very attentive and ahead of the process the entire time. He responds to emails almost immediately. He always provides the truth in plain and simple terms. After my first meeting with him, I did not have any doubts going forward. This has proved to be a great decision, and I’m glad he was the one to assist me. If you’re looking for a down to earth, honest attorney, you’ve found him! Thanks for all your help!
Tanya Enfield
Tanya Enfield
00:41 31 Oct 19
I’d always thought negatively about filing bankruptcy. After my finances changed and a recent move, I decided to reach out to William Collins just for general information. He made me feel really comfortable and didn’t judge my circumstances and guided me through the process seamlessly. It was reviews like this that helped me choose this firm. I Highly Recommend!!
Simmone Tassin
Simmone Tassin
15:20 31 Oct 19
Bankruptcy is not an easy decision to make. However, William made the process smooth and affordable! He is extremely knowledgeable and treated me with compassion and respect. My case required extra attention, and William was very patient and responsive. He answered my emails and phone calls expeditiously and offered superb advise and support. William strives for the best possible outcome for his clients and will ensure that you are informed and well guided throughout the bankruptcy process.
Darryle Bohanna
Darryle Bohanna
16:42 17 Nov 19

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Why Choose Us?

  • Years Of Experience Practicing Only Bankruptcy

  • Up Front Pricing With Payment Plans

  • Processes and Procedures to Make The Process Hassle Free

  • Because We Are The Heroes

At Collins & Arnove we empathize with our clients and and want to make their lives easier and more stress free.  We do that with systems and processes that give them the information they need to feel comfortable about what they are going through and by making it easy on them in terms of getting the information necessary to get the proper paperwork together.

Collins & Arnove have over 35 years of combined Bankruptcy experience.  Bankruptcy is the only area of law that both William Collins and Greg Arnove have ever practiced.  We have filed thousands of cases and discharged millions in debt.  Greg Arnove is Board Certified in Bankruptcy Law; one of only a handful of attorneys in the Dallas area.  We routinely get referrals from other attorneys for more complicated cases they feel they can’t handle.

Our belief is that the Bankruptcy laws were enacted for your protection.  Great things can happen when you get out from under the stress of debt.  You can become a better parent, spouse, worker, and friend.  You can pursue ideas and dreams that weren’t possible before.  It is for these reasons that the laws were enacted.  We don’t judge our clients about the reasons they are filing, rather we explain how the process works and explain how their life will be different if they choose to seek the protections of Bankruptcy.

At Collins & Arnove you will always receive personal attention.  Unlike many other Bankruptcy firms, you will always meet with an attorney (not a paralegal or sales person).  You will always have either William Collins or Greg Arnove at your meeting of creditors (not a coverage attorney whom you’ve never met).  You will always be able to e-mail or call us directly with questions or concerns.

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