Make no bones about it: We believe timeshare organizations are evil.
These companies coerce ordinary people into signing contracts by using tactics also employed by practitioners of psychological torture. (In a few cases, people running these organizations actually once belonged to foreign intelligence-gathering organizations where they specialized in using torture to bend peoples’ wills). Then they use bullying tactics to trick people into honoring these high-pressure contracts. Timeshare owners do have rights in the face of these tactics, but these often go overlooked.
Attorney Joseph Brien enjoys the chance to make things right. He has been dealing with consumer rights for over 27 years. Not only has he represented clients wanting to get out of their timeshare obligations, as we do today—but for a time he actually represented timeshare marketing firms. This experience gives us insight into how the other side works, and we use it to get results for our consumer clients.
A number of timeshare resort developers have lost large class-action lawsuits. So now most of them do what they can to avoid the legal expense of litigating. They know they may not get a favorable ruling from the courts. In such situations, we can find you solutions without litigation.
Just the same, we are glad to litigate the right case when necessary. We will always stand strong for the rights of consumers and our clients.
Why Hire The People’s Advocate to Get Out of a Timeshare?
Timeshare disputes are common in this part of Florida, because getting out of a timeshare is a complex process. Many timeshare issues involve important deadlines and strict requirements. You should not go through the withdrawal process alone, even if the issues appear clear and you’re within the ten-day window permitted by law. Legal questions compound what can appear like straightforward economic concerns.
Meanwhile, choosing the wrong legal team will push an already bad situation downhill. If the lawyer drops the ball in any area, no matter how seemingly small, things may turn out terribly—and it may be impossible to undo them.
And an even worse decision is choosing a timeshare disputation organization that does its best to make it seem as though it has attorneys on staff—but does not. We would recommend you choose The People’s Advocate to help with your timeshare dispute—but if you don’t, at the very least be sure you have an actual attorney on your side.
Our Consultation is a Conversation
Lawyers, like doctors and other professionals, are often poor listeners. While doctors are famous for listening to patients for only about eleven seconds before interrupting or redirecting them, many lawyers are not much better. Sure, attorneys may not be quite as quick to interrupt—but that doesn’t mean they’re listening. They may just be waiting for their turn to talk.
But at The People’s Advocate, we listen. We take the time to discuss all of your legal and financial concerns and options. We recognize that every timeshare case is different. We don’t try to squeeze you into a timeshare-contest cubbyhole.
An Experienced Advocate
Timeshare disputes involve many areas of law that a Florida timeshare attorney’s team needs to know a lot about—which we do.
Just a few examples:
- If you are still within the cancellation window, the strict procedure is very important. Not all forms of “written” cancellation may meet Florida requirements—and in most procedural matters, there are no do-overs.
- A timeshare dispute practitioner 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.
A timeshare dispute attorney must sometimes act as a tax attorney. Some people can give away their timeshares and come out financially even, while others may lose significant amounts of money if they do so. It’s important your legal team knows which is likely to occur in your particular situation, as we do.
An Assertive Advocate
It’s not enough to identify the correct issues. A timeshare company almost always has a whole posse of lawyers. These lawyers are very experienced in timeshare cases because that field is basically all they handle. These legal Goliaths intimidate many consumer law Davids. Real estate companies rely on this type of intimidation as suits of armor to cover the weaknesses in their own cases.
A solid consumer’s advocate attorney must be able to peer beyond this scary facade to locate and strike at those underlying weaknesses to your advantage. Part of the courage to do so will come from an attorney’s personality. People are either assertive or they are not—and Attorney Joseph Brien is. Part of it will also come from preparation. The harder an attorney and his team works, the better the case is, and the more aggressive the attorney can be—and we work very hard.
On a related note, an attorney must also be a good, assertive negotiator—as Attorney Brien is. 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 People’s Advocate to put our experience with timeshare disputation issues to battle for you.