Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 29, 2012
For over 30 years, Eric Olsen has been a successful bankruptcy attorney in the Pacific Northwest. The firm he founded, OlsenDaines, can be found throughout Oregon and the states of Washington, Idaho and Utah. Year after year, he witnessed lots of creditor abuse towards senior citizens and decided to do something about it. Mr. Olsen has now organized and formed, HELPS Nonprofit Law Firm. HELPS, an acronym for Help Eliminate Legal Problems for Seniors and Disabled, was designed to provide legal representation at an absolute minimal cost to any seniors (including poor senior citizens) harassed by creditors, for debts they cannot pay. This, without having to file a bankruptcy. It is available in all 50 states. The exact website address is:
According to Mr. Olsen – there are over 40 million seniors in the United States and many of these seniors have retired owing debt they cannot pay. Under the law, Mr. Olsen explains, social security, disability and pensions are protected from collection. Nevertheless, seniors are frequently harassed by creditors and go without basic needs such as food, medicine and heat in an attempt to pay debt they can never pay off. Since the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005, bankruptcy has become very expensive. Mr. Olsen says, seniors are often faced with two options; deal with the harassment - or file a bankruptcy they cannot afford.
Now, for a minimal enrollment fee and a maintenance fee that is normally just $20 a month, HELPS Nonprofit Law Firm provides attorney protection. When a senior is represented by an attorney, under the law, contact from collectors by phone and mail must stop.
“It’s making a big difference in their lives. I want every senior citizen to know, this service is here – for them. Now! We never turn down a senior that qualifies. We are here to share the burden. These seniors now have a place to go for help."
The HELPS’ website features senior citizens sharing their real-life "harassment" experiences. These are stories that hit home with other seniors. “We asked our clients if they would be willing to share their experience on video with others,” Olsen explains. “Many have this overwhelming desire to share their stories with others. They want other seniors to know that help is available, so they don’t have to experience what they went through, before they found HELPS. The most common statement I hear is ‘HELPS brought peace back into my life.’”
To be part of this unique service - go to http://www.helpsishere.org for easy enrollment. You'll be protected within minutes. Literally!