5.0 stars 199 totalReview Barbie Lieber
Posted by Val
My situation was very bad and recently turned out to be even worse after my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. My debt for Credit Cards was $ 105,000 with monthly interest charges $ 1,300 and minimum monthly payments $ 3,100. There is 3 Student Loans on my shoulder for total $ 86,000 - $800 every month. My payments were being paid to interest and I was just spinning my wheels. Plus regular monthly payment for rent, electricity, internet, car payment, insurance, food, clothes, my wife credit cards, student loan …….. another $ 4000. To survive we did utilized credit cards, every available dollar used to pay some bills or buying some goods. All credits were used at 100%, credit score going down and down. No vacations, no something special to buy, no life, no future.
Wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, we start looking for good hospital and started treatments at Memorial Sloan Catering, one of the best in area…. but bills started coming and we had no money to pay it. Daughter pushed us for bankruptcy. I did intensive research all over WEB, had meeting with some lawyers in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I stopped looking after talking to Barbie. We did select Barbie as my lawyer and this was the best decision ever. Barbie kept me apprised of everything and explained it all. She was so transparent and was always there to answer all of my questions. If I send an email, she immediately sends one back! Barbie was able to reduce my monthly payments to $2,245 for 60 months. (She was able to postpone the hearing to await to see which creditors actually filed claims, which ended up being less than anticipated.) This strategic move saved me about $1,000. That was amazing! We can see light at end of tunnel now. We will be free of debt in 56 month. We can have small vacation after we finished battle with cancer. Thank you, Barbie.
Posted by Kenneth
About six months ago, I was drowning in debt and didnt know what to do. I began looking for ways to get out of my situation, but just about everywhere I turned seemed to lead to a dead end. It seemed the only option I had left was bankruptcy.
I knew nothing about it though, So in an effort to gain knowledge on the situation, I began looking for a bankruptcy lawyer to discuss my problem. To my surprise, there were thousands of Lawyers in the NY area who specialized in bankruptcy. What surprised me even more though l, was in this pool of thousands, everywhere I looked I saw the same name at the top of the list; Barbie Dawn Lieber.
I said to myself, how can any lawyer have this many wonderful reviews? It's impossible!! With my situation becoming more dyre though, I decided I needed to find out for myself.
The next morning, I reached out to Barbie's office to schedule an appointment. I had expected to get a receptionist who would tell she was busy and that I could have an appointment in a month or so. I mean, a lawyer with that many great reviews, she surely must be busy. To my surprise though, Barbie herself answered my call. She also told me she was available to meet that afternoon. I said, how can this be? and I started thinking back to my initial thoughts from the day before regarding her reviews.
With my skepticism of Barbie growing, I headed off that afternoon to meet her at her office. Within a few minutes of my arriving at her office, Barbie, very pleasantly, came to great me. We sat down and began talking through my situation. After only a few minutes of talking, I realized how completely wrong my preconceived notions of her were. Barbie was knowledgeable, thorough in the questions she asked and completely professional. She walked me through the chapter 13 bankruptcy process (filing, 341 meeting, confirmation hearing, etc.) and showed me how it could be a beneficial solution to my problem.
Although It seemed like a good idea for me, I didn't want to commit right then and there. We left off that I would get back in touch with her in a few days and plan a course of action.
After a day of deliberation, I decided to file for chapter 13 with Barbie as my lawyer. I called her and asked her to begin preparing the paperwork and within a few days I was filed.
For those who don't know, about 2 months after filing comes the 341 meeting. I had been in contact with Barbie the whole time since I had filed, but she scheduled a call with me the night before the meeting to walk me through what to expect one last time.
At the 341 meeting, I arrived early as instructed by Barbie, so I could see how other meetings were conducted. To my amazement, I could not believe how ill prepared other attorneys and their clients were. They were unable to answer simple questions or provide the relevant info the trustee was asking for. After about four hours of watching case by case be a comedy of errors, it was finally my turn. Barbie and I walked up to the front of the room and sat before the trustee to begin the meeting. Thanks to our preparation, the process which lasted about 20-30 minutes for most lasted less than 5 minutes. I couldn't believe it.
With the 341 meeting now being behind me. All that was left was my confirmation hearing. This is where the judge confirms your bankruptcy plan and sets you off on the path of financial reorganization. At the hearing, much like the 341 meeting, I watched as case after case got dismissed or adjourned to a later date because the lawyer or client wasn't prepared. This was not the case with Barbie's client though. Aside from myself, Barbie had three clients that day up for their attempt at confirmation and every single case she had was confirmed. Much like the time she spent with me, she prepared all of her clients in the same manner and led all of their cases to success.
I can't thank Barbie enough for all she has done! She is an absolutely wonderful attorney!
Posted by Godefroy
Barbie Lieber is a talented Lawyer. She helped me with my Bankruptcy case when I did not have a hope. Credit card companies were calling my house every day threatening me and I did not know what to do. I am married and have 4 children to support with a lower paying job, my wife with no income. However, when I met Ms. Lieber, she worked very hard for me, she filed a Bankruptcy on my behalf and I won the case. At the 341 meeting, I was so nervous but she was there to support me. She is friendly and can be reached at any time. If you need a Bankruptcy lawyer please give Barbie Lieber a call.
Posted by anonymous
My husband and I approached Barbie to help us after an endless attempt at a short sale ruined our credit and consumed our lives. By miraculously managing to get the mortgage company to withdraw their claim(!!!) and helping us find all of those hidden expenses that make raising a family so financially challenging, she was able to provide us with a very "doable" Chapter 13 payment plan, thus pulling us out of a very dark hole. We will be forever grateful!
Posted by Jesus
She is an awesome and amazing attorney. The positive reviews that I read lived up to their expectations. She preps you to the point where you are extremely confident in front of the trustee. She does everything she has to do to make the process go by fast and easy for you. While other attorneys had their cases adjourned due to mistakes in the filing. Barbie made no mistake in my filing and our case was closed in 2 minutes. She is straight forward, compassionate and understanding. She is highly respected by the trustees in the court, so they are confident that the information that she is providing is accurate and true. She's such an excellent attorney I can't even put it into words. You helped me get a fresh start Barbie I don't know how to repay you. Thank you so much. God bless you. Keep doing great work for the people who need it.
Posted by Patrick and Rosemarie
My wife and I were struggling with out of control credit card and student loan debt. We consulted with several Chapter 13 lawyers and were given payment plan options that we definitely could not afford. Then my wife found Barbie Lieber. We spoke to her on the phone at length. She listened to our concerns then we sat down with her. She gathered our information and worked tirelessly to form a plan that we could afford. We are happy to say our plan was approved. It amazed us that out of 100 cases handled that morning, it looked like only three would be approved. Two of which were Barbie Lieber's. We are so grateful to Barbies for her speedy responses and helping us to get our lives back on track.
Posted by Leah
My husband and I contacted Ms Lieber because we exhausted all other means of being able to pay our bills. The only option left was to declare bankruptcy. She was professional and courteous and we felt comfortable discussing our situation. She was always available when we called and if we had to leave a message, she was quick in returning the call. She took the time to really prepare us for court and remained with us till the end. She was great with the preparation. We received a full bankruptcy. We are so grateful for all her hard work and highly recommend her. Leah D.
Posted by John
Barbie is one of the most kind, considerate, and generous human beings I have ever met. She came recommended by a dear friend. From the start of our relationship, Barbie listened to me. She took the time to get to know me and understand what I do in order to put me in the best position to have my bankruptcy discharged. My case was a challenging one, yet Barbie was patient. She's a real professional, too, experienced and prepared. Most significantly, Barbie was always available; she spent the time required to not only ensure the success of my case, but also alleviate my fears. I highly recommend Barbie Lieber and her law firm, Lieber and Lieber, to anyone needing legal assistance!
Posted by anonymous
I really can't say enough about barbie Lieber. She's the best of the NY attorneys in this field.. Prior to Barbie, I consulted with 3 other lawyers. She was the only lawyer that understood the situation from the beginning. Extremely professional and very knowledgeable. When the lender, reflected the incorrect amount due on the plan information, Barbie diligently worked with the lender to ensure that the amounts were corrected.
I would highly recommend Barbie to anyone.
Posted by A.
My Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 was confirmed.. I can finally sleep at night.
After going through debt consolidation and a fast talking bankruptcy lawyer I hit a home run by contacting Barbie Lieber.
Barbie Lieber took an embarrassing and stressful situation and turned into a manageable financial situation. She answered all my questions and hand held me throughout the bankruptcy process. I can't thank her enough for her knowledge and nonjudgmental attitude. She is an amazing lawyer.
To anyone considering bankruptcy, Barbie Lieber should be your go to Lawyer.