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Legal Problem? How Your State Attorney General Can Help

February 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Legal Stuff

by Kristy Welsh

(Last Updated On: July 6, 2017)

Legal Problem? How Your State Attorney General Can HelpIf you think your state attorney general has better things to do than give attention to your personal legal problem, think again. In fact, your attorney general’s office is the first place you should turn when you need the law on your side. They should be able to offer help and/or resources on any number of legal issues, including disputes with creditors and credit repair companies. (Just be sure to exhaust the credit dispute process first.)

Though it may vary by state, generally you should be able to request and receive the following from your attorney general’s office. Depending on your specific legal issue, your attorney general should be able to:

  • Tell you what paperwork you need
  • Help you find affordable representation
  • Give you statutes
  • Cite legal precedents pertinent to your state

And if yours is, indeed, a consumer issue — as a problem with a creditor would be — the attorney general can tell you how to get in touch with your your state’s consumer protection agency. In fact, these two departments of state government often share the same office.

Have you ever contacted your state’s attorney general for help with a legal issue? If so, what was the issue and how were they able to help?

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  • barbara Sword turner

    Please, I am 76 and have an attorney I paid to stand with me in court, in a divorce, my husband after 24 years asked for a divorce, my husband a serious adulter. Mt problem is my attorney, I found y self, I paid her 2000. non-refundable. She started out as if she was going to help me, she made several court dates however she would cancel. then she started interacting with him, he had no attorney. she would cancel his daughter, who hated me and the girl that he invited to stay with us, who has since moved, my attorney represents people he’s friends, just recently, my husband told ME MY ATTORNEY WAS RETIRING! I knew nothing of this! I have always known there was a conflict of interest. I have been thru so much with my husband. My Doctor gave me atty a letter. she gives y husband advice on how to know? because of the things she ask me. please please help!There is more

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