Getting out of a timeshare is a very complex process. There are legal questions as well as economic ones. The withdrawal process is definitely something you do not want to do alone, even if the issues are rather clear and you’re within the ten-day window.
Timeshare disputes are quite common in this part of Florida, which is why so many lawyers deal with these kinds of issues. But choosing the wrong lawyer will make a bad situation worse. Many timeshare issues involve important deadlines and strict requirements. If the lawyer drops the ball in any area, no matter how seemingly small, things may turn out very badly and it may be impossible to undo them.
A Consultation That’s a Conversation
Lawyers, doctors, and other professionals are usually pretty bad listeners. On average, doctors listen to patients for about eleven seconds before they interrupt or redirect them. Many lawyers are not much better. They may not interrupt people so quickly, but that does not mean they are listening. Instead, they are probably just waiting for their turn to talk.
But at The People’s Advocate, we recognize that every timeshare case is different. So, we take the time to discuss all your legal and financial options. We do not simply try to place you in a timeshare-contest cubbyhole.
An Experienced Advocate
Timeshare disputes involve many areas of law. To continue with the doctor analogy, having a timeshare is like having pain in different parts of your body. Likewise, a Florida timeshare attorney needs to know a lot about different areas of the law.
If you are still within the cancellation window, the procedure is very important. For example, not all forms of “written” cancellation may meet Florida requirements. And, in most procedural matters, there are no do-overs. Other times, a timeshare lawyer must be an experienced contract attorney. If there is any flaw in the written document, your attorney must be able to find and exploit it. Finally, a timeshare attorney must sometimes be a tax attorney. Some people can give away their timeshares and come out financially even, while others may lose significant amounts of money.
An Assertive Advocate
It is not enough to identify the correct issues. A solid attorney must also be able to use these weaknesses to your advantage.
A real estate company almost always has a posse of lawyers. These lawyers are very experienced in timeshare cases because that is basically all they handle. These legal Goliaths intimidate many consumer law Davids. Real estate companies rely on this type of intimidation to cover up the weaknesses in their own cases.
In a nutshell, your lawyer must not be intimidated. Part of that courage comes from the attorney’s personality. People are either assertive or they are not. Part of it also comes from preparation. The harder and attorney works, the better the case is, and the more aggressive the attorney can be.
On a related note, an attorney must also be a good negotiator. Most real estate disputes settle out of court, and it’s important that your voice is heard throughout the process.
There are many good reasons to contact the experienced Hollywood timeshare attorneys at The People’s Advocate. Take the first step and reach out to us today.