Beware of Non-Lawyer Debt Settlement Agencies
Non-lawyer debt settlement companies are not held to the same standards as attorneys. This means that they do not have to follow the same rules that require attorneys to only charge reasonable fees for services, nor do they have to give your case the time and attention it deserves.
As you can imagine, many resort to shady tactics to mislead not only the creditor, but also their own client into thinking a debt has been settled when it has not. In some cases, the Debt Settlement companies have even been known to just keep the settlement money themselves.
When you work with a McFarlin LLP debt lawyer, you know who you are dealing with because you meet with us face-to-face or, at the very least, have a call with one of our attorneys. Many of the debt settlement companies that advertise on the Internet, the radio and on television, will only engage with you remotely. This means you have no idea who is working with you. With McFarlin LLP debt lawyers, we shake your hand, look you in the eye, and commit to do our best to help you resolve your situation.
Many banks, credit card companies, and other creditors won’t even work with these so-called consultants. They have been burned too many times by their previous experiences to trust them to deal fairly.
You should also know that most of the non-lawyer debt relief agencies have a vested interest in getting a deal done, whether or not it is in your best interest. By law, they cannot receive payment until a settlement is made. As such, they need to churn out as many settlements as possible to make money. And churn them out they do, even when the settlement is not as good of a deal as you could have received had you used the services of an experienced debt lawyer.
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Located in Irvine, California our debt settlement lawyers are available to meet with residents throughout Orange County and the greater Los Angeles Area. In many cases, we can even accommodate same-day appointments for those who need.