If you are like many Americans, you may be struggling to make even minimum payments to a growing number of creditors. Depending on your particular circumstances, declaring Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 may not be your best option. If you are overwhelmed by your financial burdens, contact a qualified Milwaukee bankruptcy firm and educate yourself about your debt relief options with this guide to debt settlement:
Protect Your Credit
In the debt settlement process, your lawyer will negotiate with your creditors to reduce your overall debts in exchange for an agreed upon lump sum or installed payment plan. A successful settlement occurs when the creditor agrees to forgive a percentage of the total balance owed. While debt settlement will affect your credit, it is comparatively less harmful than bankruptcy.
Consolidate Your Debt
Do you owe different amounts to so many different creditors that you have trouble keeping track of your bills, let alone paying them? You are not alone: Americans racked up $48 billion in credit card debt in 2011 alone. If you are delinquent on multiple accounts, a debt settlement attorney can work with you and your creditors to consolidate your debt into a single low monthly payment. Whether you have credit card debt, medical debt, mortgage debt, business debt, or judgments against you, contact a debt settlement attorney to protect your rights.
Stop the Harassment
If you have outstanding bills, you are all too familiar with harassing phone calls and letters from lenders. When you hire a debt settlement lawyer, he will take control of all communications with your creditors. Your attorney knows which fees your creditors can legally charge and will ensure that they follow the letter of the law.
Burr Law Office is committed to helping our clients find efficient solutions to their debt problems. If you want to learn more about our Milwaukee bankruptcy firm and our affordable services, call (877) 891-1638 to schedule a consultation today.