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Bottner & Skillman


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116 W. Washington St., Ste. 2A
Charles Town, WV 25414
(Next door to the United Bank)

Phone: 304-728-0158
Fax: 304-725-3988


Bottner & Skillman, Attorneys at Law is a debt relief agency with experienced attorneys helping people like you seek relief and protection under the bankruptcy code.

The initial bankruptcy consultation with our office is free. The free consultation with the attorney will allow you to discuss debt relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code, how Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies work, the debts that can be discharged through bankruptcy, the property that that you will be entitled to keep after the bankruptcy (i.e. home, vehicle, home furnishings, etc.), the debts that you will need to continue paying, the general process of bankruptcy, including pre-filing requirements, and how bankruptcy generally will affect you.

Please also note that a bankruptcy case evaluation will be required prior to filing for bankruptcy protection. A case evaluation will involve going through all of the details of your finances with you. We will collect information from you regarding your income, assets and debts in order to determine which bankruptcy chapter would be more beneficial to you. The case evaluation provides much more specific information regarding your personal options and how bankruptcy will help you personally. There is a $200.00 charge for a case evaluation. However, this fee will be credited towards the attorney fee in the event that the bankruptcy is filed within the same month as the evaluation.

Prior to scheduling a free consultation, we ask that you print out and review the Bankruptcy Packet(PDF format). Once you have reviewed the packet, please contact us and schedule your free consultation with either of our attorneys, Kirk or David, by emailing us at or call us at 1-304-728-0158. We ask that you print and bring the entire packet with you to your appointment.

Please be advised that until you sign a contract with Bottner & Skillman, Attorneys at Law and pay an attorney fee, no attorney-client relationship is established. This packet is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Please also note that bankruptcy filings are public records.