This company and it's operators and employee's are currently under investication by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Anyone with information regarding their activities is encouraged to contact the U.S. Trustee's office of the for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California Greg Powell @ (559) 487-5002.
On January 9, 2012, in Rafael Leon, Maria Leon Case number 11-18937, the Judge order this company to cease all Bankruptcy Petiton preparation for consumers and fined them over $2,000.00. This is but one such order. They are in violation of this order every time they prepare a bankruptcy. Just since January, I count at least 75 filings.
Consumers should be warned that under U.S. Bankruptcy Law, that a Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Document Preparer can not charge more than $125.00 for all services provided. They can't charge for amendments, mailing, stamps, delivery, Credit Report, Credit Counseling or Consultation fees.
This company has taken court fees from customers, then without informing the customer, filed fee waivers and keeping the court fees for themselves. Essencially, stealing from the courts. The courts have discovered this and then ordered them to pay the court fees again. The court has ordered this company to re-pay the customers and pay fines, yet the have refused to so so.
They habitually give receipts for less than the amount being paid so that when the court contacts them, they simply deny the overpayment and call the customer a liar.
The damage to consumers in cases that I have knowledge of include loss of personal property, houses, cars, cash and other assets; having their case dismissed without discharge; having family members sued by the Bankruptcy court and in once case, the customers lost their life savings and retirment.
If you deal with this company, you take a great risk. They give misleading legal advice with the sole intention of taking your money.
they advertise as if they are lawyers or claim they are Attorney Supervised, which is an outright lie.
They do not have a valid business license, have changed names to conceal their activites.
they do not have a Bond required by the county to do Document Preparation. Their filings for Family Law cases have to be mailed to the court because the court clerks will not take documents from them.
the Merced County Distict Attorney is interest in hearing from you if you have been victimized by this company. His contact informaton is Larry Morse (209)385-7434.
WARNING: This people specifically PREY on HISPANICS who speak no English.
If you have been taking by these con artists, I highly recommend you get a copy of the above court order and sue them in small claims court for all your money back. If you have suffered great harm, then you should contact the U.S. Trustee's office, the Merced County District Attorney's office and hire a lawyer to sue them for damages.
Good luck consumers and God Bless.