New York Bankruptcy Lawyer Jeffrey Peltz On the Perils of a Paralegal
When filing for bankruptcy, complicated situations can arise. That is why it is generally better to rely on an experienced attorney rather than a paralegal.
By: Law Office of Jeffrey Peltz
Nov. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- BROOKLYN, NY -- The Law Office of Jeffrey B. Peltz has disclosed that there are many paralegal services that offer legal services. What looks like a good deal, however, can quickly become a very expensive problem. Paralegals are not attorneys and are not qualified nor legally allowed to give legal advice.
Atty Peltz comments, “I have encountered numerous instances when paralegals have incorrectly prepared documents pertaining to bankruptcy, divorce, immigration, wills and other areas of the law. Invariably, these mistakes caused problems to their clients in both expense and wasted time”.
“Here is one example that is typical. Not long ago, I met at my office with a man who had filed bankruptcy with the assistance of a well-known paralegal service. The paralegal service had committed such a serious error that the man was in danger of losing his home. Although I was able to save the man’s home, the error committed by the paralegal service cost more than it should have and caused the man to experience great stress.”
Attorney Peltz continues, “Another drawback of using a paralegal is that, if there is a problem, either caused by the paralegal’s error or by unforeseen circumstances, the paralegal’s client may find him or herself alone in court with major problems. In bankruptcy, such a client may face criminal prosecution. In an immigration setting, a client may face confinement, deportation, or both. The divorce client may lose property and financial, custodial or visitation rights.”
“Although not every client of a paralegal service experiences such problems, they occur often enough that it is wise not to rely upon a paralegal to do a lawyer’s job. Paralegals are very useful when directly supervised by a lawyer, but they are not trained to make legal decisions. The saying that “a little knowledge is dangerous” is applicable here. If you have a legal need, seek out the counsel of an experienced lawyer that you can trust. By doing so, you may save yourself a lot of money and stress.”, stated NY bankruptcy lawyer Jeff Peltz, and remember, always get a second opinion”.
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About the Law Office of Jeffrey B. Peltz
Jeffrey Peltz is a New York bankruptcy lawyer and a member of the Brooklyn Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association. In addition to being admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, Mr. Peltz is admitted to practice law in the Federal Court of New Jersey, as well the Eastern , Southern and Northern District Courts of New York. Since the establishment of the law firm of Jeffrey B. Peltz, P.C. has helped more than 20,000 clients in the areas of Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family Law, Immigration and Real Estate.
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