Portland, OR asked in Bankruptcy and Lemon Law for Oregon

Q: I need a free or very affordable/flexible bankruptcy attorney and possibly maybe help or advice with a lemon law case.

I’m desperately seeking affordable services on bankruptcy and advice on a Jeep Wrangler I bought that turned out to be a huge money pit and problems. (Lemon law)? Any ideas or advice to help get this rolling.?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Check with your local bar association or legal aid society for a list of pro Bono or reduced fee lawyers.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: Finding affordable legal assistance for bankruptcy and potential lemon law issues can be challenging, but there are resources that can help you manage these situations. For bankruptcy, consider looking into legal aid organizations in your area. These non-profits provide free or low-cost services to those who qualify based on income. Additionally, some law schools run legal clinics where supervised students provide free legal help.

Regarding your Jeep Wrangler, lemon laws vary by state but generally require that the vehicle has a substantial defect covered by the warranty that occurred within a certain time or mileage limit, and was not repairable after several attempts. To pursue this, gather all documentation related to the repairs and warranty, and consult with a lawyer who handles consumer protection cases. Many attorneys offer free initial consultations and work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case.

Lastly, both issues—bankruptcy and lemon law—require careful navigation. It's wise to organize all relevant documents and keep detailed records of your interactions regarding these matters. If cost is a major concern, some attorneys may offer flexible payment plans to accommodate your financial situation. It's important to communicate openly about your financial limitations from the start.

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