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Debt Collector Threats: When You Need to Be Concerned

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Debt Collector Threats: When You Need to Be Concerned

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Have you fallen behind on your debt obligations? Are calls from debt collectors a daily occurrence in your life? You aren’t alone. Many people deal with ongoing calls and letters from debt collectors every day. And unless you find a way to pay the debt, negotiate a settlement, or file for bankruptcy, those actions are […]

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Filing Bankruptcy is Necessary under some Circumstances Financial trouble is one of the worst stressors you can face in life. The good news is there are options available to help you get a handle on things and create hope for the future when it comes to your money. Bankruptcy is one of the most powerful […]

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Bankruptcy Automatic Stay The automatic stay is what pushes many people into filing for bankruptcy. They might be headed in that direction anyway and filing is imminent, but it’s the benefit of stopping creditors from collection actions, at least temporarily, that pushes them over the hump of filing. Unfortunately, for all the automatic stay can […]

Creditor Harassment, Debt Collectors There’s no denying it: debt collectors can create a significant disturbance in your life. They’re annoying, they make you feel uncomfortable, and they can cause shame and fear. Luckily, you have tools available that can help you reduce the impact a debt collector has in your life. How can you stop […]

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What to do if a creditor sues Receiving notice you’re being sued by a creditor can be one of the most frightening experiences you’ll ever have. Suddenly those letters and calls you’ve been receiving have some weight behind them and you’ll have no choice but to take action. If you’ve been hiding from or ignoring […]

What You Need to Know about Reaffirming a Loan

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Reaffirmation of Loans There are a lot of decisions to be made in bankruptcy. One of these decisions is whether you’ll be reaffirming any debt. When you reaffirm a debt you are stating that you will pay what you owe to retain ownership of the property associated with that debt. For instance, if you reaffirm […]

Sneaky Debt Collectors

Bankruptcy and Sneaky Debt Collectors Filing for bankruptcy triggers something known as the “automatic stay.” This is a legal term that means creditors and debt collectors are barred from trying to collect a debt against you. If they continue to take collection actions against you it can affect their ability to recover any money in […]

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Co-signers and Bankruptcy If you’re considering co-signing a loan for a friend or family member, or you have a loan with a co-signer, it’s important to understand the implications, especially if you or the primary borrower is considering bankruptcy. Co-signed loans are handled differently than individual loans in bankruptcy. The most important thing to realize […]

Tips for Handling Creditor Harassment

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Creditor Harassment and Bankruptcy Dealing with a significant amount of debt is difficult enough, but when creditors began hounding you for payment the situation can feel as if it has spiraled out of control. Despite the limits placed on debt collectors by law, there are still plenty who harass debtors. In some cases, the actions […]

There are plenty of things debt collectors can do to collect money owed to them, but there are also limitations. Aggressive debt collection is controlled by the law and if a debt collector oversteps his or her boundaries, there are actions you can take. Even if a debt is legitimate and you are behind on […]

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