Debt Consolidation Can Save You Time, Money and Headaches in Indiana
Merrillville attorneys providing tools to rebuild your life
Filing bankruptcy is only one of the ways you can eliminate or reduce the amount of debt you owe. At Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C., in Merrillville, Indiana, we offer a free consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to discuss alternatives to bankruptcy such as debt consolidation and negotiation with your creditors.
What is Debt Consolidation?
You may be in a position where you can afford to pay some of your debts, but you simply cannot manage to pay the whole amount at once. Through the debt consolidation process, you hire an attorney or someone else to negotiate with your creditors to accept less than you owe to settle your debt.
However, unlike Chapter 13 bankruptcy, however, your creditors do not have to accept debt negotiation or consolidation, although many do. If one of your creditors refuses to go along, then they can still pursue collections and judgments against you and you may still face adverse creditor actions such as wage garnishment or harassment.
Do I Need an Attorney for Debt Consolidation or Negotiation?
As bankruptcy attorneys, we often can put you in a stronger negotiating position than a credit counseling firm which is run by non-lawyers. Creditors may be more willing to accept less if the alternative is bankruptcy — and them ending up with nothing.
As attorneys, we also have a legal duty to put your best interests above our own. Credit counseling firms are largely unregulated and may enroll you in a debt repayment plan that is not in your best interests. They also cannot legally give you legal advice. For example, if your financial interests would be better served by filing bankruptcy, credit counseling companies cannot tell you, but our lawyers will.
Free, Confidential Attorney Consultation
Call The Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C. today to discuss debt consolidation and debt negotiation with an experienced lawyer. We offer flexible payment plans and bankruptcy protection can begin with only $100 down to start your case. Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available. Contact us today.
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