Isn’t Technology Great!?!

by admin on January 11, 2016

Over the years that I have been working in the legal field and practicing law, there have been so many changes in technology.  Those changes have transformed the practice of law.  We used to have to make carbon copies of the documents we TYPED on the typewriter.  Sometimes, we would have 5 to 10 carbon separated pages.  Needless to say that last copy was very light quite a bit of the time.  And if you needed to get something to a client or opposing counsel fast, you had to spend major amounts of money for either a courier or FedEx.  Snail mail was the only form of cheap communication.  Even the phone bills were high because you paid for long distance calls.

Today, the practice of law is different.  Computers, copiers and fax machines changed all that.  And all I can say is Thank You Lord!!!!!  Because of technology, cases can be filed without leaving the office.  Documents can be sent instantly via fax or email to clients, opposing counsel, Judges, etc.  And now, because of technology, you can meet with your attorney without ever leaving your home or office.  That’s right!  You can now have a virtual appointment with your attorney over the Internet!!  Technology has increased production and it has increased this office’s ability to serve its clients in new and exciting ways.  By having virtual appointments, you save time having to drive through traffic and you don’t have to worry about the weather outside!.  I am priviledged to live in a world where I can make things easier on my clients due to technology.  With all the time that we can now saw with the advancements in technology, we should now spend more time with our families!

NEW INTERACTIVE CLIENT EXPERIENCE TO MAKE HIRING A LAWYER EASIER AND PAINLESS!!!!! WE ARE NOW CONDUCTING VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS!!!!

CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOURS !!!!!!!

Angela M. Cooper

 

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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For Whom the Debt Collector Calls

by admin on July 18, 2014

debtYou’ve gotten behind on your bills and now the calls have started. They can be annoying and sometimes even frightening. You feel threatened in some instances or even violated due to the incursion into your home by these persistent and rude people. What can you do? Well first, you should know that there are rules for what debt collectors can do and/or say. These rules are part of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Your best defense to these calls is a good offense. That is to keep track of the calls and know what is acceptable and what is not. For example, debt collectors are not allowed to call before 8:00 am or after 9:00 pm. They are not allowed to be abusive, offensive, scream or use profane language (it is also preferred if you do none of these things yourself). The debt collector cannot threaten violences, physical harm or to ruin your reputation. The debt collection company is required to send a debt validation letter, so always ask for one. If you tell the debt collector to stop calling your workplace, they must comply. There are many other don’ts for debt collectors. I tell my clients to keep a notebook with them. Log all information regarding the call into the notebook, including but not limited to, the name of the company, name of the agent, time of call, phone number where call originated from, what was said and how it was said, and any other information that they feel is pertinent. Also, if the debt collector left a voice mail on a machine save it. Record where that machine is located and who has access to the machine. Finally take pictures of caller ID and if the calls come on your cell phone get your phone records. If you feel that your rights have been violated by a debt collector, documentation is your best offense. Finally, never admit you owe the debt. Everytime you admit you owe the debt the statue of limitations clock starts over. Call us today or set up an appointment through our website (located on the contact page), if you feel that debt collectors have violated the FDCPA.

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Freedom of Association

June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court today issued a ruling that stated that family members who act as home health workers while taking care of their disabled family member cannot be forced to join a union. See Harris v. Quinn, 2013 October Term, U.S. Supreme Court, decided June 30, 2014. I see this case as more of a […]

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