If you are facing regular contact from a debt collection service, you might feel overwhelmed and unsure of your legal rights and obligations. In this type of a situation, having an attorney to represent you can help to protect your rights under the law. An attorney can provide you with information and may be able to represent you if you try to settle your debts through personal bankruptcy or other means.
Unwanted Debt Collector Contact
A collection attorney may be able to help you if you are receiving unwanted contact from a debt collector. Collection agencies must abide by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. This law stipulates that debt collectors may not use abusive or deceptive techniques to collect money from you.
There may come a time when you can’t make a business loan payment or fail to make a personal credit card payment on a balance used to fund your company. If talking to your creditors about alternate payment arrangements fail and you have no other options to resolve your debt issues, it may be a good idea to look at bankruptcy. How can a liquidation bankruptcy help a business owner? Learn the answer to this question below:
What Is a Liquidation Bankruptcy?
Under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, debtors have the right to have their assets liquidated and the money used to pay off creditors. For businesses, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy means selling off company assets and using that money to pay off creditors up to the amount raised through liquidation.
Money lending is always done in good faith, whether you’re the one loaning money or the one asking for a loan. Due to different circumstances, however, people often fail to make good on their loans, leading to debt. Before long, someone will be knocking on the debtor’s door, trying to make a collection.
If you find yourself either as a creditor or debtor, you’ll probably wonder whether your should approach a collection attorney or a collection agency.
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Eight years after the economic collapse of 2008 precipitated a wave of bankruptcy filings, people still hold some very deep misconceptions about this legal process. In reality, many folks go bankrupt because of unexpected and unfortunate circumstances.
According to a study done by Harvard University, medical bills are the biggest cause of personal bankruptcies in the country, representing 62% of all filings. This is hardly surprising, as the cost of getting stitches at an emergency room can cost up to $2,000 in some hospitals.
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