Thursday, March 27, 2008

Improved Credit Counseling Options for Bankruptcy Clients

In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of service to our clients, the Law Offices of Carl H. Starrett II is pleased to announce a new partnership with Money Management International ("MMI") to provide mandatory Pre-Filing Bankruptcy Counseling as well as the Pre-Discharge Debtor Education to our clients. MMI is a nonprofit corporation that has been approved to issue certificates in compliance with the Bankruptcy Code. Since 1958, MMI and its affiliate, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, have counseled and educated over one million people.

Our clients will benefit from faster and more convenient service. Once we have registered our clients for the pre-filing bankruptcy counseling, we will upload their information to MMI. Counseling sessions are provided by telephone and Internet, 24/7. In addition, Web chat sessions are available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Our clients only have to review the imported information for accuracy and call in to speak with a counselor to complete the course. After the courses have been completed, certificates will be downloaded to our bankruptcy software, provided by EZ Filing, for transmittal to the bankruptcy court.

Upon the filing of a bankruptcy, we will also be able register our clients for the pre-discharge education class. These classes can take two hours to complete and are offered 24/7 via the Internet. MMI emails the certificates to our office upon completion.

The new partnership with MMI allows us to take an more active role in managing the bankruptcy counseling services our San Diego area clients receive and to ensure that they successfully complete all steps necessary to obtain a discharge of debts for our clients.

About the Author: Carl H. Starrett II has been a licensed attorney since 1993 and is a member in good standing with the California State Bar and the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Starrett practices in the areas of bankruptcy, business litigation, construction, corporate planning and debt collection.

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