I am a little concerned by the bankruptcy law firm that I have hired to pursue my bankruptcy. My wife and I hired Legal Helpers PC due to the ability to pay a minimal up front cost ($100) and be able to make payments until the bankruptcy was paid and could be filed.
At this point, all we owe on our account is the final filing fee and some documentation of income. We found out, approximately 6 months ago, that Legal Helpers PC had made a name change to Macey Bankruptcy Law without us being notified.
Just today, when I typed in www.legalhelpers.com to go log into my account, I found their name had changed again to Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy, again with NO notification of the name change. As I rummage through my papers that we had signed with them, I noticed the automatic bill payment enrollment form that we had signed to make our payments with, states the name of “Macey & Aleman” on the top of the page, not Legal Helpers, n ot Macey Bankruptcy, and not Jacoby & Meyers. Is this something I should be worried about, or am I just being paranoid?
Your concerns are valid. You should talk to the now Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy company and I’d ask for a statement in writing they are assuming all responsibility for your past account and current account under the terms of your agreement with Legal Helpers, PC.
It does become an interesting question who actually has access to your money since, as you say, the debits are being made by an entity that you did not contract with and that was two or three names changes ago.
I’m not suggesting there is any sort of scam or fraud you need to be paranoid about. What I am suggesting is there appears to be a sufficient lack of clarity of the chain of responsibility for your account and who has the authority to debit your bank account.
Try to get a straight answer out of them and update me with the response. Feel free to send them the link to this post and maybe they will comment to help clear up this issue for all.
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