When a Bankruptcy Alternative Won’t Help You Cambridge MA

There are many situations where bankruptcy alternatives are not the desired result or solution to a money problem. The goal is to get out of debt and be able to move on with life. However, debt settlement, negotiation, and credit counseling are not right for everyone. You need to assess your situation and find the solution that works for your specific needs. Here are some common reasons that bankruptcy alternatives might not work for you or other consumers in a financial debacle.

Charles J. Sillari Jr.
(617) 628-1110
92 HIGHLAND AVE
SOMERVILLE, MA
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Bankruptcy, Litigation
Education
Suffolk University Law School,Boston College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Geraldine T Kluska
(617) 876-8762
230 MONSIGNOR OBRIEN HWY
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Family
Education
Suffolk University Law School,Boston University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Terrence L Parker
(617) 491-2265
185 ALEWIFE BROOK PKWY STE 404
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Specialties
Litigation, Social Security, Bankruptcy
Education
Suffolk University Law School,University of Massachusetts, Amherst
State Licensing
DC, Massachusetts

Martin Dropkin
617-623-4600 EXT. 1
424 Broadway
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Bankruptcy-Personal
Education
Law School : Harvard


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(617) 742-9969
225 FRIEND ST
BOSTON, MA
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Bankruptcy, Business
State Licensing
Massachusetts

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(617) 497-7141
271 Cambridge Street Ste 203
Cambridge, MA
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New England School of Law,University of South Alabama
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Massachusetts

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271 CAMBRIDGE ST STE 203
CAMBRIDGE, MA
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New England School of Law,Boston University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

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(617) 951-8182
111 HUNTINGTON AVE
BOSTON, MA
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University of Chicago Law School,Binghamton University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

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When a Bankruptcy Alternative Won’t Help You

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There are many situations where bankruptcy alternatives are not the desired result or solution to a money problem. The goal is to get out of debt and be able to move on with life. However, debt settlement, negotiation, and credit counseling are not right for everyone. You need to assess your situation and find the solution that works for your specific needs. Here are some common reasons that bankruptcy alternatives might not work for you or other consumers in a financial debacle:

-If you don't make enough money, you can't really help yourself, so bankruptcy alternatives can't help you. If you have $5,000 worth of debt and can't afford to pay at least $100 a month towards debt reduction, you will likely wind up filing bankruptcy. Debt negotiation and settlement are not feasible for people without a significant income and credit counseling is even more expensive for consumers. Most people fail in debt relief programs, and the reason is usually the affordability of the programs based on the income that they have.

-Creditors that feel that you have been fraudulent in your borrowing will not work with you. If it looks like you used credit with no intentions of repayment, then you will likely be denied assistance. If you have taken large cash advances, loans, or luxurious purchases without making payments you are going to look like a fraud. Even if you can find settlement options, you might not have as many incentives or benefits that others would get because you present as a person who borrowed money that they had no intention of paying back. By the way, this is also known as credit card or credit fraud. Keep this in mind.

-Self-employed or commission-based jobs that have income fluctuations from month to month are not suited for bankruptcy alternatives. Credit counseling is the most affected by this element, but all forms of debt relief will suffer if the income is on a yo-yo. If the monthly payment leaves you no breathing room or if your income changes often, you will likely have trouble completing the program.

-Secured debts are grounds for refusal to work with consumers who have financial problems. Debt settlement companies and credit counselors have nothing to gain from helping pay off secured debts. There is little to no incentive to help you out with secured debts in the debt relief industry. The lender has collateral in this situation to get their money back, so the debt relief company has nothing to gain.

-Learning financial responsibility. Some companies will actually assess people personally and determine whether they feel that they can be financially responsible in the future. If it seems people don't care and just want an easy out, they won't be able to learn their lesson with debt settlement. It's not just about paying off debt. It's also about education and re-learning how to have financial stability and responsibility.

 

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