It is common for people to have difficulty paying bills when things do not work out perfectly in life. The alternative to bankruptcy is credit settlement. While many people get frustrated and head towards bankruptcy right away, it is best to try to negotiate because bankruptcy should always be a last resort. Banks prefer to receive at least part of the money back, and will negotiate seriously when you have retained an attorney to help with the negotiations.
The number of bankruptcies that are filed each year that do not have to be is phenomenal. Credit is essentially ruined and this should be the last resort, instead of the first resort. Because of the embarrassment of being unable to pay all the bills, and the high-pressure tactics, people are often frustrated and head towards total elimination rather than finding a less negative approach to the issue. Negotiations, especially when handled by an attorney, can be a credit saver.
Part of the lawyers job will be to validate the legality of any debt being collected, or debt validation. There are many scams that are prominent and collections that are illegal. People are often receiving harassing phone calls for debt they do not owe with the hopes they will give up and pay. This can be stopped with the presence of legal counsel.
Lump sum payments are a way to reduce the total amount owed. In this case, the bank agrees to reduce the amount owed and accept a one time payment by a certain date. This is advantageous because the bills stop, the calls stop, and the payment is paid. If you have access to a big enough amount of cash, you can take this option to eliminate the debt.
A debt management program helps by reducing the payments and interest. The program puts all of your debt into a single reduced monthly payment and interest. The amount to be paid is calculated based on your income through a budget counseling session. After debt validation, this can be a good option for making the payments, and keeps them reasonable.
Through forbearance, the payments are stopped completely. This option does not reduce the payments or eliminate interest, but instead, gives you a break from making the payments for a few months. During this time there will be no late payment fees accrued. Essentially, the account is in a suspended mode, allowing you to get finances in order.
There are many negotiation tactics that can be used for credit card debt elimination that will help to avoid full bankruptcy. This will help save your credit some and give you room to breathe again. Without the assistance of an attorney, the banks may not take you seriously and will continue their high-pressure collections. With legal help, they will negotiate quickly. The utilization of these debt recovery solutions in order to avoid financial disaster is growing in popularity. Contact us today to get a free consultation and learn what we can do to help you avoid bankruptcy.