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Legal Problem? How Your State Attorney General Can Help

February 16th, 2012 · No Comments · 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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