Livonia Bankruptcy Attorney Quoted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly
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Peter Behrmann of Phoenix Law, a bankruptcy and foreclosure prevention attorney based in Livonia, MI is quoted in article on bankruptcy petition prepares preying on vulnerable debtors
Peter A. Behrmann
LIVONIA, Michigan—July 17, 2012—Peter Behrmann an attorney at Phoenix Law, one of Metro Detroit’s leading bankruptcy and foreclosure prevention law firms based in Livonia, was quoted Friday, July 13, 2012 in an article in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
The article titled “Despite fee cap, bankruptcy petition preparers still prey on vulnerable debtors” is an article reviewing the ban the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court put on bankruptcy petition preparers charging more than $100.00 to help perspective debtors file bankruptcy. Peter Behrmann a Livonia bankruptcy attorney who was quoted several times throughout the article “a bankruptcy petition preparer, all they really can do is provide you with the forms and kind of tell you how to fill it out.” said Peter Behrmann of Phoenix Law, “Then it’s up to the person to actually take the forms down to the bankruptcy court and file them by themselves, and afterwards go to court hearings by themselves, all without an attorney representing them.”
The Eastern District of Michigan put out an administrative order prohibiting bankruptcy petition preparers from charging more than $100.00 for helping people file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy petition preparers are untrained, non-attorneys, that will sometimes charge people the same amount as a lawyer, and then encourage the debtors to lie to the court about them ever receiving their assistance. Their clients can lose their cars, tax refunds, bank accounts, and other assets all because they did not hire a qualified attorney to represent them.
Phoenix Law represents clients throughout the Metro Detroit area who are facing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy as well as those facing foreclosure to prevent it from happening. They also help clients struggling with credit card debt, car repossession, bad investments, and too many medical bills.
ABOUT PHOENIX LAW:
From our Livonia, Michigan location, we represent clients throughout Metro Detroit and beyond, including Garden City, Wayne, Westland, Redford, Dearborn, Taylor, Ann Arbor, Belleville, Northville, Novi, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Canton, and the Counties of Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, and Washtenaw.
Phoenix Law is a husband-and-wife law firm of experienced attorneys who practice exclusively in the field of bankruptcy and foreclosure prevention. Peter and Jeri and the rest of the staff are friendly, efficient, and qualified to guide you through this difficult and emotional process.