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TIMESHARE CANCELATION – WHY YOU MUST HIRE A LAW FIRM

There are many scammers, masquerading as timeshare ‘exit teams’, ‘relief experts’, ‘freedom groups’, and the like, extending money back ‘guarantees’ that they will ‘cancel’ your timeshare obligations.[1] These outfits are not law firms. Rather, they are hucksters, many of whom are former timeshare salesmen themselves.

Stop for a moment and think about this: If you’re having chest pains, would you look online for a ‘chest-pain exit team’? Of course not. You would go to a qualified physician, likely a cardiologist. Moreover, he would not extend a ‘money-back guarantee’ that your chest pains will be ‘cancelled.’ Rather, he would reassure you that, with all his training, expertise, accountability, and commitment, he will do his utmost to evaluate the source of your discomfort and use his professional expertise in treating the medical issues.

Typically, the timeshare ‘exit’ outfits will tell you to cease making payments, and ultimately your timeshare obligation will be terminated. Obviously, if that were all there is to it, this is something that you could accomplish on your own. Most importantly, it does nothing to address the fact that you can still be held personally liable for the balance of the timeshare obligation. Who is going to defend you once the harassing collection calls begin? What about if you get sued?

Please understand that a timeshare contract is a legally binding obligation. Unless you can articulate a compelling legal basis as to why it should be deemed invalid, you simply cannot avoid its consequences.

It should go without saying that no layperson is licensed or capable of addressing these issues, particularly in a court of law. Moreover, to do so would be a criminal act called the unlicensed practice of law, or “UPL”, a felony in most US states.[2]

When you hire the Aaronson Law Firm, we do several critically important things to protect you legally. Simply stated, our objectives are three-fold: 1. To protect you from being sued. If you’re in jeopardy of being sued, you must have someone to articulate a viable legal position setting forth your claims and defenses. It must be a reasonable position setting forth circumstances constituting a defense to the enforceability of the paper obligation, and it must draw reasonable legal inferences; 2. To put a layer of ‘insulation’ between you and the creditor seeking to enforce the timeshare debt. Only a qualified law firm can invoke federal and state law forcing creditors to deal exclusively through the firm. Otherwise, you’ll be harassed unremittingly by a team of collection agents browbeating you for payment; 3. To protect your credit. Through invocation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other consumer protection provisions, we endeavor to address all credit-related concerns arising from any delinquent account information that may be reported.

These measures go hand-in-hand with our commitment to you as our clients. No layperson is able to propose, much less implement, these protections. If you have any doubt, ask them exactly how they propose to accomplish these things. Then give us a call.

[1] https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-timeshare-exit-company-20181219-story.html

[2] https://www.americanbar.org/groups/bar_services/publications/bar_leader/2004_05/2904/upl/

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