Friday, October 22, 2010

Big Chicago based Bankruptcy firm under attack - Biggest doesn't always mean best.

A recent article and news story surfaced regarding some horror stories about the national bankruptcy firm known as Legal Helpers.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2010/10/20/law-firm-under-fire-for-mistakes-made-on-bankruptcy-petitions/

CBS Chicago reports that Legal Helper clients noticed errors on their bankruptcy schedules that were not fixed before the documents were filed with the Court. Also, one woman who filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy claims that the Firm failed to perform due diligence relating to the value of her home before she filed and this cost her thousands of dollars and 4 years in a bankruptcy that was ultimately dismissed.

The article illustrates just how important it is to find a qualifed attorney if you are considering filing for bankruptcy. Try to get referrals from trusted friends or co-workers if that is possible. If you can't do some research online and go meet some attorneys.  Many bankruptcy attorneys, including our firm offer free initial bankruptcy consultations to discuss your options. You can find more information about our firm and about Oregon and Washington Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy at www.pacificbankruptcy.com.