4.5 stars 18 totalReview Theodore Araujo
Posted by Kenneth
I never imagined myself having gone bankrupt. Circumstances were beyond my control. After having borrowed from my family a number of months to make ends meet there was no end in sight. Enough was enough and I had to take action. I reviewed the different attorneys online. I began calling different ones. Only one answered their phone on the first call, Ted Araujo. He guided me thru the process and made it so simple. He even bought me lunch. We had our hearing in Utica and the Judge seemed to have a lot of respect and rapport for Ted. They were both in the Military and highly educated. Prior to the hearing Ted had coached me thru what would happen and what to say and not say. It took a few minutes and my $80,000 in debt was discharged and my home and cars were safe. Just after my first meeting with Ted then after the bankruptcy it seemed like a burden had lifted away. A peace of mind over came me and the feeling of Relief. Everything turned around and my business is flourishing like never before! My mindset was downtrodden before and this seemed to effect my business and everything. It all changed after I hired Ted.
Teds work gave me a new Lease on Life. The small fee he charged was the best money I ever spent. In the future I will live much more frugal and within my means. Ted does this himself and is a great example for his clients. I will also take much less risk with my financial decisions.
Thank You Ted Araujo.
Posted by a client
I emailed Mr.Theodore Lyons Araujo for some information he referred to while perusing AVVO website, and I was pleasantly surprised to receive it via email the very next day.
I wish to thank him and his associates, as well as AVVO, for always knowing the correct path to take regarding legal matters and related questions which may arise.
Posted by Brian
If you need to retain an Attorney for Bankruptcy, I highly recommend Attorney Ted Araujo. Let me explain. After being sued by one of my creditors due to my inability to pay, I researched Bankruptcy Attorneys in the Syracuse area, and called Ted. After speaking with him on a Monday morning, he immediately had me come in later that same afternoon to discuss my case. After discussing my situation, he advised me that I would be able to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. I knew that he was the Attorney for me, and made a deposit that same day and retained him as my Attorney. Two weeks later, after paying my legal fee in full, we sat down and he filed the Bankruptcy in front of me, and gave me a copy of my Bankruptcy petition that he filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.. One month later, I appeared with counsel at a mandatory Meeting of Creditors, and two months after that I received my Bankruptcy Discharge; discharging my debts filed in the Bankruptcy petition.. Again, if you want your Bankruptcy completed in a timely manner with an excellent Attorney, I highly recommend Attorney Ted Araujo.
Posted by Happy Client - he knows
If your thinking of Bankruptcy, the decision is usually extremely difficult to make due to the emotions involved. If your at that point then make the obvious decision and just file and not wait 1.5 years like I did. When you file you BETTER have Ted Araujo represent you because nobody in the Syracuse area knows the Bankruptcy code better than he does.
I had a high value bankruptcy that included many bank creditors and included only myself and wanted to protect the family home too. Ted put it simply on that first meeting; "so what about the $$ amount, its all the same and the banks took a risk and they'll do it again; just the way the business is" and that is how it should be looked at, its business and not emotion.
Ted may come off as abrupt upon first meeting him; thats the Marine in him, but he's just sticking with the facts. A caring attorney, who doesn't over inflate legal fees and does what he can to help. I found Teds background in his service, degrees and lectures just what I would want an attorney to have. His office was QUICK to handle things and did it in an organized manner and responded quickly to any concerns or issues that popped up. His office was very reassuring throughout the process and forewarned if there were to be any issues. I was told a consultant attorney would be going to my 341 hearing (it's the norm) and that he was a retired BK attorney and best in the biz; and that guy was, and handled the 341 with ease.
Ted is a guy I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone facing financial issues. He's not a "factory" law office; it's a small firm that gives you the attention you would want. (thats important) He has a great legal assistant that performs wonders on organizing everything.
The greatest thanks I could give this guy is sending him clients, so I hope you at least him, because I know you'll retain him.
Posted by Terrence
Mr. Araujo was there to explain everything, help us get ourselves back on our feet, and to do everything we needed done promptly and professionally. Highly recommend.
Posted by Carrie
Ted's office represented my bankruptcy 8 years ago. I recently contacted Ted because I was having a legal issue with my credit and needed documents from the bankruptcy. Ted got me the documents I needed the same day at no charge! Great service!!!
Posted by Pam
Mr. Araujo was very professional and helpful. I had other lawyers advise me over the phone that I would not be able to file chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mr. Araujo took the time to review the entire case before offering an opinion. He is very knowledgeable with the laws of bankruptcy.
I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jeremy
Through a series of events, I found myself living well beyond my means. When faced with the dilemma of filing bankruptcy, I turned to Ted Araujo. He immediately set me at ease and clearly explained the options I had in order to preserve life as it was while I worked through this transitional period. Since filing a Chapter 13, I've been through some twists and turns on this road we call life, and Ted has promptly and professionally responded to a number of questions I've had along the way. He handled a modification to the plan with ease and no stress on my part. He has been more than helpful through this experience, and I would easily recommend him and his office to anyone who might also be stretched beyond their limits.
Posted by a Bankruptcy client
Ted was very thorough with my Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He always answered my calls and email right away. He attended the meeting with the creditors, which I was very nervous about. I've had questions since it was discharged and he still answers them right away. I would recommend him to anyone!!!
Posted by a Bankruptcy client
I would recommend 100%. Very thorough, knowledgeable, caring etc.. It is not often these days that you get a response from someone especially so fast. Every time I ask a question through email or calling I am answered immediately and by him. I was referred to him by a family member who was also 100% pleased with his services. He has given outstanding service and I am very happy with the way he has represented me. In difficult times it is nice to know that he actually cares and will help in any way possible.