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Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I went to an experienced bankuptcy lawyer in Traverse City who had his staff doing a great deal of the work and was told I could file chapter 13 and given a recommended payment plan for repaying my debts. It was impossible for me to make the payments. It was difficult to decide on consulting another lawyer and paying legal fees a second time but it was the best decision I ever made. Dean Sheldon is very factual and straightforward. I did qualify for chapter 7 and am now past the bankruptcy. It would have been devastating psychologically and financially to have agreed to the chapter 13 plan as it would have failed for me.Consulting with Dean for a second opinion and evaluation was a wise decision.
Posted by a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Dean handled our case with professionalism, but also with understanding and compassion. We were also impressed with his willingness to help us tie up loose ends and answer questions long after the case was filed.
Posted by Trevor, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Extremely satisfied with explanations of what's going to be expected from me. All my questions were answered. Dean was very informative, helpful and always available.
Posted by Michael, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Dean was very helpful and made everything easy to understand through the whole process. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by gene, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Dean, has been very attentive to my Legal needs and is very quick to help in any way he deams necessary. I look forward to his services in the future.
Posted by a Bankruptcy client, Flag
We found Dean Sheldon very easy to work with. He answered all our questions in a fothcoming and timely manner and kept us in the loop throughout the entire process. He was very knowledgeable on any topic we broached. We would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Beth, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Dean was wonderful, from start to finish. He listened, was very kind and non judgmental, and always returned calls and emails on his own personal time. He guided us through the process every step of the way and calmed every fear. I would thoroughly recommend him if you are in need of a great bankruptcy attorney.
Posted by M.B., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My financial trouble was so deep that even my debt management program advisor told me to file for personal bankruptcy. I researched the bankruptcy process and found it to be daunting, well beyond my ability to handle myself. I needed an attorney, but whom?
I called various bankruptcy lawyers in northern Lower Michigan and found too many of them to be hostile or arrogant, not to mention expensive. I looked online for a good bankruptcy attorney and came across a referral to Dean Sheldon. The way his practice was described attracted me, so I read up on his background and decided to call him.
From the moment we began talking, I knew I would hire Dean Sheldon. Our initial telephone consultation lasted a long time, but he never hurried me and he answered all my questions thoroughly. Furthermore, he was sympathetic. He understood that I was apprehensive and distraught, so he did his best to reassure me and never once spoke condescendingly to me. Plus, Dean Sheldonâ€™s fee structure was more than fair.
He sent me a packet of information regarding all the documentation he would need to file a successful bankruptcy petition. His instructions and checklist were comprehensive; no detail was overlooked. His paperwork was so thorough that I could tell that Dean Sheldon knew the bankruptcy code and court filing procedures inside and out. I was in good hands. In the end, the legal proceedings were concluded without a problem, just as Dean Sheldon had predicted.
Moreover, throughout the process, Dean Sheldon was easily accessible, willing to spend time on the phone with me until all my concerns were addressed to my satisfaction. In email communications, he answered all questions diligently and specifically. Always, he was patient, kind and respectful, the highest attributes of a professional. Once, Dean Sheldon even took personal time away from his family to return a desperate after-hours phone call from me. He assuaged my alarm, and did not hang up until he was sure I was no longer worried. This kind of concerned personal service makes him stand out as a true gentleman on top of his standing as a skilled and talented bankruptcy attorney.
I highly recommend Dean Sheldon to anyone who is facing personal bankruptcy.