When I decided to start my solo practice a few years ago, I felt confident that I would be successful based on the hard work and reputation for skill and honesty that I built in the region over the last 20 years. I’ve now expanded my team to include my talented (and beautiful) wife. I believe that we offer clients honest, sit-down service and dedication. Speed and efficiency sent Ray Kroc’s service numbers soaring at McDonald’s, but the law is not a drive-thru service. Lawyers are called counselors at law, because we need to sit down and take the time to get to know you, to understand your issues. That’s what we do at Dent Law Offices, Ltd.
I was in court the other day and witnessed something worth sharing. A person hired a “bankruptcy” firm off the internet based upon its flashy website. The person called that firm and spoke with a non-lawyer who gave legal advice recommending that he file a bankruptcy. The law firm used scripts for sales pitches. I could not tell from the testimony whether that person even met with an attorney prior to his court date. There were plenty of other red flags in this case, too. For instance, that firm charged twice what a local firm would charge for a simple bankruptcy, then they made him wait nine months for his case to be filed. Nine months of debt collection calls and letters. The most disturbing thing is that he only owed about $4,500 in debt. He essentially paid $2,000 to discharge $4,500. No real attorney would do any of the above.
If you are considering filing bankruptcy, or just want to know your options, contact a real live attorney to get real answers. Don’t get hustled by a bankruptcy boiler room making high pressure sales pitches off scripts. Leave that to the timeshare industry.