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I Was Enrolled With Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Struggling to Pay My Mortgage and Sued by Almost All of Our Creditors

“Dear Steve,

I was enrolled with LDHR and found it difficult to pay the monthly payment and my mortgage since I had to pay $1,000 monthly for three months to start up. Before I eventually dropped out of the program and did not get a refund, my husband and I were sued by almost all of our creditors.

After the first two suits, LHDR’s “attorney” assigned to my case told me not to respond to the suits and that the worst that could happen was a default judgement, which is what we want. This way they can negotiate a settlement much easier?

After 3 judgement rulings, we contacted all the creditors and worked out payment plans. Its still not affordable but at least there are no garnishments.”

Well it certainly sounds like the outcome was far from what you expected to happen. And paying a lot of money only to be told not to respond and let the lawsuits come can’t be what you had in mind when you embarked on that journey.

You certainly seem to have a story that many would want to hear, especially the Attorney General of Illinois, Lisa Madigan, who recently filed suit against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. If you’d like more information on that case you can click here.

At the very least, if you’ve already cancelled your service with Legal helpers Debt Resolution you should probably ask for a full refund. You can find my refund process here.

Asking for a refund seems like a reasonable request. They will probably say you hired them to do a job and it wasn’t their fault you didn’t have enough money. But the counter-argument could be that you were never a good candidate for the services, should never have been sold the service, and the payment of fees before settlements just left you more exposed to being sued.

I think if you’ll follow the process I laid out where you give them a fair and reasonable chance to give you a full refund before you start sending all the attorney general and bar association complaints, you might get a quick and complete refund.

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12 Comments

  • I just got off the phone with a reporter who is working on a story
    regarding Legal Helpers and Morgan Drexen.  She asked me if I knew of
    any consumers that had experiences with either of those two companies
    and would to contribute to the story. I asked her how many she would
    like, and the response was, as many as possible.

    If there are any consumers
    that would be willing to come forward to share their experience as a
    client of either of these companies, please let me know and I will pass on your information to the reporter for contact.

    The deadline is this Tuesday or Wednesday.  So let me know by 6/22/2011 at the latest.

    You can contact me by clicking on my name.  It will take you to my
    profile with a link to my site and you can send me an email there.

  • I just got off the phone with a reporter who is working on a story
    regarding Legal Helpers and Morgan Drexen.  She asked me if I knew of
    any consumers that had experiences with either of those two companies
    and would to contribute to the story. I asked her how many she would
    like, and the response was, as many as possible.

    If there are any consumers
    that would be willing to come forward to share their experience as a
    client of either of these companies, please let me know and I will pass on your information to the reporter for contact.

    The deadline is this Tuesday or Wednesday.  So let me know by 6/22/2011 at the latest.

    You can contact me by clicking on my name.  It will take you to my
    profile with a link to my site and you can send me an email there.

  • What will happen to all of LHDR’s affiliates and minions one Searns, Macey, Aleman and Hyslip take the money and run? Reminds me of Jesse and Frank James back in the day – the notorious bank robbers – and look what happened to them. LHDR is a very temporary pain in the ass, but they won’t be around in a year’s time. Vindication day is coming.

  • What will happen to all of LHDR’s affiliates and minions one Searns, Macey, Aleman and Hyslip take the money and run? Reminds me of Jesse and Frank James back in the day – the notorious bank robbers – and look what happened to them. LHDR is a very temporary pain in the ass, but they won’t be around in a year’s time. Vindication day is coming.

  • I can think of about a million things I’d rather do in Vegas, than attend this conference.

    The only event that would be lower on my list would be Celine Dion … maybe.

  • I don’t believe they are a member so I doubt they will be there. No I will not be attending the TASC conference. I wasn’t invited 🙂

  • I wonder if LHDR will be at the TASC conference with all of the contigency fee companies booing them. Damon, are you going the conference to share in the booing?

  • Well, another day another Legal Helpers horror story. I can’t remember the last time a whole day went by without me reading about another disaster pit that Legal Helpers and their sales affiliates tossed a consumer into.

    So this is the great legal representation that they brag about during the sales pitch huh? Wow, just ignore the lawsuit because we hope for a default judgment. Um, consumers can get default judgments on their own, just what the heck are they paying you for?

    If someone from Legal Helpers would like to take a stab at answering that question I would be much obliged, until such time, I recommend that all consumers stay away from them. How many horror stories must we hear before we can draw a general conclusion about their business practices?

  • Well, another day another Legal Helpers horror story. I can’t remember the last time a whole day went by without me reading about another disaster pit that Legal Helpers and their sales affiliates tossed a consumer into.

    So this is the great legal representation that they brag about during the sales pitch huh? Wow, just ignore the lawsuit because we hope for a default judgment. Um, consumers can get default judgments on their own, just what the heck are they paying you for?

    If someone from Legal Helpers would like to take a stab at answering that question I would be much obliged, until such time, I recommend that all consumers stay away from them. How many horror stories must we hear before we can draw a general conclusion about their business practices?

    • I wonder if LHDR will be at the TASC conference with all of the contigency fee companies booing them. Damon, are you going the conference to share in the booing?

        • I can think of about a million things I’d rather do in Vegas, than attend this conference.

          The only event that would be lower on my list would be Celine Dion … maybe.

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