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Posted by Ann, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
McFarlin law group was amazing. Tim has extensive knowledge of BK law - I anticipated the process of filing a BK to be humiliating and heart wrenching yet Tim and his staff offered encouragement and compassion all throughout the process. After appropriate paperwork was filed the matter of the debt hearing was still pending. On the day it was scheduled we were a bit nervous while waiting to see the judge. Fully expecting to speak on our own behalf- he sent an attorney to represent us at our debt hearing. We were the ONLY people waiting to see the judge for whom that was the case. One of his staff members, Talien has ALWAYS been so responsive to any needs we have had-paperwork or otherwise. I just loved working with this law firm and have recommended his services to anyone for whom the need has arisen and will continue to do so.
Posted by Arianna, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
The business my husband and I own started to lose money as the economy got worse, and worse. We used our credit cards to supplement our income, and then we started to get overwhelmed by debt. Business wasn't improving, so my husband's friend told him to talk to Tim Mcfarlin a bankruptcy lawyer in the L.A. area. The consultation was free and my husband liked Tim, so I went back with him and we started the process. I was very scared of this whole bankruptcy thing, but Tim made me feel comfortable, and I trusted him, and I trusted the friend of my husband who recommended Tim. To sum it up, it's been a little over a year since we filed and business is doing great. I would say that the bankruptcy process wasn't what I expected, it was pretty easy. The cost of the bankruptcy filing at McFarlin Law was reasonable, it was about what you should expect to pay in L.A. for a good lawyer. I recommend Tim to everyone I know who needs any legal advice. He's a great guy and he's an awesome lawyer.
Posted by Victoria, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I claimed bankruptcy after my boutique-clothing store in Los Angeles suffered a major blow. Tim Mcfarlin was my lawyer. I was very depressed about having to file bankruptcy and I thought my business was never going to get back to where it once was. Business was really good, my online store's sales were booming, I was getting good press in all the local fashion magazine, and then the economy started going downhill and up went my debts. I couldn't get my head above water financially. Tim was really understanding, honest, and very helpful to me, as far as, planning for the future of my business. My bankruptcy is behind me now, and it gave me a clean start. Business is good again and Tim is the best! I completely recommend him.
Posted by Adam, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I claimed bankruptcy in 2009 after I was laid off. My wife and I were over our heads in debt before I lost my job, but that was the nail in the coffin. A good buddy of mine who went through bankruptcy himself recommended Tim McFarlin. Based on my good buddy's word I set up a consultation with Tim, it was a free consultation. I had a good feeling about Tim, so I signed on. Tim is a total professional. He's a standup guy and he knows bankruptcy law. I would have been afraid that I would have lost my house and other property if I hadn't had Tim as my lawyer. The bankruptcy process with Tim was smooth. When I called a few times with questions, he would promptly get back to me. All in all, he is my go-to lawyer from now on. When you find a lawyer who is good, and one that you can trust, you stick with them, especially in the LA area.
Posted by Demetri, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
The negative stigma of bankruptcy caused me to out off filing for two years longer than I should have. I don't recommend doing that if you are over your head in debt, bill collectors are calling, and you aren't able to make your payments on time. But what I do recommend is calling a bankruptcy lawyer asap and getting some good advice. Tim McFarlin was my lawyer. His firm offer no cost consultations, so I took advantage of that. I met with Tim and it was obvious to him that filing for bankruptcy was my best option. As far as my bankruptcy it went well. It was easy and pretty painless. I thank Tim for that. He is trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, and he kept me informed and up to date on the status of everything. I can't say enough good things about him. If you need to file bankruptcy I recommend talking to Tim, I think you'll be glad you did.
Posted by Kurt & Susan D., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My wife and I were struggling to get out of debt for the five years before we met Timothy McFarlin. I was working 2 jobs and my wife was working, taking care of our 3 children and helping me run my home based business. But, with the economy being so bad, and losing several thousand dollars on a bad real estate deal we realized we had to at least get some legal advise. My wife's boss has worked with Tim on the past and recommend that we go and talk to him since his firm offers free consultations.
We spoke with Tim and I knew right away that if we were going to file bankruptcy that he was the lawyer that I wanted to go with. He was honest with his legal advice, but optimistic about our financial future. At that point, it was still hard to imagine ourselves being in a better spot with our finances.
My wife and I went home and thought about it for a few days, and then called Tim the following Monday and got the ball rolling. Tim was professional, direct, and kept us updated. I was surprise by his excellent communication with us, being he is such a sought after attorney in LA.
Tim gets my highest recommendation. He really did help my wife and I get out of the hole we were in.
Posted by Martin, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Tim McFarlin represented me with my bankruptcy filing. It was a personal bankruptcy filing, but my financial situation was affecting every aspect of my life, even my home based business. I run an online business, and charged up a lot of my credit cards in the early years getting it off the ground. By the time my business started generating good revenue some of my debts were in collections, and after a point they will only accept the amount in full. I met with Tim for a no-cost consultation and I knew right away that he was a good guy, and that he was the lawyer I want representing me. My bankruptcy went smooth, and business is going great. I truly feel that without Tim's expertise I wouldn't be in this spot. Tim is the only lawyer I recommend to my clients, friends, and family. 5 stars!
Posted by Brenda, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
McFarlin & Geurts handled my bankruptcy filing in 2009. I found the entire staff to be excellent. Everyone is very upbeat, and positive. They were all sympathetic to my situation, especially Tim. I don't usually write reviews, but there are so many people claiming bankruptcy these days, that I thought it would be helpful to let people know of a good bankruptcy lawyer. My bankruptcy went smooth, no hitches. Tim is a knowledgeable lawyer, he's as sharp as a tack, and down to earth. My consultation was free, which was really nice because I got to feel Tim out before I had to make a financial commitment. I recommend McFarlin & Geurts 100%. I couldn't have been more pleased with how smoothly and stress-free my bankruptcy process was.
Posted by Joseph, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I filed for bankruptcy ten months ago.Â My credit card debts were through the roof, and business hadn't been good with the sluggish economy.Â I went to Timothy McFarlin from McFarlin and Geurts law firm in Irvine, California.Â I had heard good things about him through the grapevine, so I had a meeting with him.Â I was genuinely impressed by Timothy's professionalism, and his positive attitude.Â He is definitely schooled and experienced in bankruptcy law.Â Timothy's staff people were very helpful and friendly.Â If I had a question Timothy wouldn't proceed forward until lI was comfortable and had a good understanding of what we were discussing.Â I have received a discharge for my debts, and I am moving ahead.Â Timothy gave my some great advice and some techniques to use to start to repair my credit.Â I will utilize Timothy McFarlin for any future legal matter that I have.Â I highly recommend him.
Posted by Thomas, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I claimed bankruptcy about a year ago, after getting into a car accident. My medical bills were astronomical, and there was no way I was going to be able to pay them off in a timely manner after having to take six months off of work to recover. The creditors became very aggressive. Answering the phone became a very stressful act. I had also been receiving letters from debt collectors and lawyers and my accounts were delinquent. So, after a year and a half of trying to work with my creditors and make payment arrangements that we could agree on I realized the stress of it all was taking a toll on me, so I made an appointment with Tim McFarlin to talk about my situation. It was a free consultation. Tim was very understanding of my situation, and he really put me at ease. After discussing my options, I decided bankruptcy was the right decision for me. Tim handled everything for me and answered all of my questions promptly. It was such a relief to have someone so trustworthy and knowledgeable handling my bankruptcy filing. My bankruptcy went well, and I am very grateful for Tim McFarlin and his staff for everything they did for me. If you're looking for a great bankruptcy lawyer who you can trust and feel comfortable working with I would recommend Tim McFarlin from McFarlin & Geurts. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by Dawn, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Timothy McFarlin did an excellent job handling my bankruptcy. He walked me through the process, and made me feel comfortable with every step. I was afraid to claim bankruptcy for years, but I got to the point where I was left no choice. Timothy was very informative and explained the bankruptcy process in a comprehensive way. The staff members in his office were friendly and helpful. If you are thinking about claiming bankruptcy I would recommend Timothy McFarlin. I really felt like I could trust him, and he made my bankruptcy a pain-free process. He also gave me some very helpful information about how to rebuild my credit and start over, which I am in the process of doing now.
Posted by ckm, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I've had many lawyers during my life as a business person, and this lawyer with his great knowledge paired with his empathy for my mortgage problems, is literally lifting me out of 3 years of horrific mortgage dealings and helping me gain my life back.
I've been a successful (usually) businesswoman who has worked hard all my life, raised 3 children alone, and paid mortgages on time for decade who got caught in this economic mess with a high-bubble home with payments that Wells Fargo (and others) refused to re-fi, and/or modify - it's unfortunate that I paid 20% down on my home as I'm a very frugal person always doing things honestly but these crazy times struck me hard, reducing my income.
Tim McFarlin has helped me file for bankruptcy, explaining the steps with his fine staff, and guiding me every step of the way. He's also helping me with a short-sale of my home which in all is giving me the new start in life I need with my lower income.
He's also helped me with my sense of restoration of my self-dignity and self-shame through this process and has been strong yet kind, resourceful yet explaining all to me through the processes making it much easier for me to supply him and staff with all they needed.
In the past, I've used the finest of attorneys in Los Angeles, but recently suffered with one who mishandled my case and it drove me to terrible desperation at one point. I researched online and found Timothy and he's certainly at the top of all I've used.
His skill is undeniably top-notch and I'm so indebted to him for helping me after I was treated like a criminal by Wells Fargo Bank, misled by the other attorney etc., but now I have hope as a semi-retired senior protecting my rights thanks to Mr. McFarlin.
I would highly recommend this fine attorney to others who want the very best in home ownership problems, and/or bankruptcy - he's the finest, and worth the drive down to Orange County!
Posted by Natalie, a Employment client, Flag
I had an overpayment dispute with my school district. Tim handled the manner in an extremely professional manner. He took the stress out of my life. I would recommend Tim Mc Farlin to handle my legal issues from here on out.
Posted by Tom, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Attorney McFarlin helped our family get out from under a mountain of debt. Thank you!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Was easy to deal with and he communicated with us every step of the way.
Posted by a Foreclosure client, Flag
im was so glad that i had gone with Tim he helped me every step of the way. It was money well spent. and i did get to keep my property he lowered my payment from $4,500 a month to $3,600. i hope people read this and call him.