What is Debt Settlement
Debt settlement, or debt negotiation, is another way for you to find financial relief once your ability to pay off your debt passes the point of feasibility. Whether you do not qualify for bankruptcy or simply wish to avoid it, debt settlement can serve as a solution to your financial woes.
But what does it entail? Debt settlement involves negotiating with creditors directly to pay a reduced amount of debt owed. Once a negotiation is reached, and the reduced payment is paid, there will be no further collections made, and you will be freed from much of the debt that overwhelmed you. It is a surprisingly great solution should you wisely consult an attorney and not qualify for bankruptcy.
Most creditors are willing to negotiate with clients like you, as they fear the repercussions of allowing a debtor to struggle to the point of bankruptcy. Their fears are valid: if you declare bankruptcy, the creditor collects much less—if they collect anything at all. It is often best for them to avoid that situation altogether. They don’t want to gamble; they want a sure thing. Luckily for us, the sure thing is reached by negotiation.
But going it alone is often not the best decision for clients who, like you, are considering debt settlement. For one, a creditor does not have to make negotiations, and an experienced attorney is more likely to convince them to settle. For another, an attorney can help ensure that you are on the best road to your financial future, which is why we encourage all who are considering debt settlement to come in for a free consultation and get armed with the knowledge they need and find the future right for them.