What most people don’t know is that there is a difference between a lawyer and an attorney. To put it in a nutshell, you can be a lawyer and not an attorney but if you are an attorney you are also by default a lawyer.
Anyone who has studied law at law school or university can be called a lawyer. Even if they do not practice law or deal with lawsuits and courts, it would be correct to call them a lawyer. However, just because you have studied law does not mean that you are an attorney. Most lawyers who are not attorneys tend to be consultants or legal advisors but do not have authority to represent you in a court of law. A timeshare lawyer would be able to give you advice but nothing more.
Attorneys are lawyers who have sat bar exams and completed their practice in a specific area. Most timeshare attorneys do not deal with timeshare exclusively but are perhaps consumer rights attorneys that may take on a claim in case of breach of contract or a deliberate timeshare scam. In any case, if you are looking for someone to represent you in court, you must seek an attorney.
Usually, timeshare attorneys or timeshare cancellation companies offer free initial consultations. I recommend you to call them and clarify all your doubts in regards of your situation. Also, request clarification on the results you should expect from their services. If necessary, request everything you are being offered in writing and also when you read your contract, read “between the lines” details. Remember that the reason you’re reading this article is because you were offered unfulfilled promises verbally that were not in a timeshare contract.
A timeshare lawyer is required when a dispute between a timeshare corporation and a consumer comes to a dead end and legal assistance or litigation is the only solution. As a consumer, must plenty understand your rights and obligations as most timeshare contracts are agreements of perpetuity. Finding the best legal approach against the timeshare corporation is key to win or lose a case; therefore, your lawyer must know timeshare law in great extent.
Many new timeshare cancellations companies have appeared online recently claiming to assist clients who have become victims of timeshare scam to cancel their timeshare contracts and recover their money from timeshare fraud. We have done some research on these timeshare cancellation firms to determine whether or not they are more of the same in this fraudulent industry.