Company Ratings

Oak View Law Group

PROS / Helpful website with many tools for financial counseling and debt management, and a live chat option.

CONS / Oak View charges upfront “consultancy fees” in addition to fees collected on settled debt. Oak View is a law firm and not a “debt settlement company.” As an entity, it is unaccredited with typical debt settlement compliance agencies but it is licensed with the State Bar of California. Charging up-front fees is non-compliant with FTC regulations.

OUR VERDICT / Oak View can reduce a client’s debt but its odd fee structure presents new challenges for people who are already struggling with debt. We would avoid any company that charges up-front fees whether they are a law firm or not.

Overall Score 48
  • Cost/Fees 0
  • Transparency/Disclosures/Compliance 60
  • Length in Business 100
  • BBB Rating 80
  • Accreditations (BBB, IAPDA, AFCC) 67
  • Web Site 50
  • Program Time Frame 57
  • Average Reduction after Fees 33
  • Up Front Fees 0
  • Number of States Available 100
  • Consumer Debt or Business Debt or Both 100
  • Minimum Debt Amount 100
  • Sales Pressure/Customer Service 30
  • Service In House or Out Source 0
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