We understand that everybody, not just big corporations and Wall Street need to get their own “personal bailout” from these hard economic times. What options are there for the you?
You can do nothing and hope the situation improves on its own.
Usually, ignoring the situation does not make it go away, no matter how much we want it to. If you are in debt, every day that you do not take action to resolve the situation the amount of your debt increases.
You can contact your creditors and try to renegotiate your debts.
Sometimes, creditors will work with you, but many times they won’t or they will at very unfavorable terms. It is always worth a shot to try and talk to your creditors and see if they are willing to work with you.
You can hire a lawyer to negotiate settlements for your debts
Sometimes when creditors see that you have retained a lawyer to help you resolve your financial situation, they are more willing to work with you. Sometimes they are not, again this is an option that is worth looking into.
You can get as second, third, fourth, etc. job to try to earn enough money to make your minimum monthly payments.
For most people this is not a viable option. There either is not enough time in the day or you have other obligations that prohibit you from getting another job.
You can sell off valuable assets to try to raise money to resolve your debts
For most people this is not a viable option, as they won’t be able to raise enough money to make a difference.
You can evaluate whether or not bankruptcy is an option for your situation.
Matthew Mazur, P.A. is a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
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