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Tired of creditors calling? Bankruptcy will stop that

Let's acknowledge a truth: being in debt is incredibly stressful. No one likes the feeling of not knowing how they're going to pay their bills.

All the calls from creditors only make matters worse. It can seem like their calls are coming all hours of the day and night. What are you even supposed to tell them? If you could afford to pay them you would have, right?

Did you know that filing bankruptcy will put a stop to calls and collection actions? In many cases, declaring bankruptcy is your best option to stop the stress and get a fresh start.

The power of the automatic stay

Every bankruptcy comes with something called an "automatic stay," which goes into effect as soon as the bankruptcy is filed. The automatic stay puts creditor and collection actions on hold so the underlying debts can be resolved through the bankruptcy process.

In addition to creditor calls and collection actions, the automatic stay also stops a lot of the other stressors that come along with being in debt. These include:

  • Wage garnishments
  • Threats to turn off utilities
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosures

It's much easier to focus on moving forward when these immediate stressors are stopped.

Is bankruptcy right for you?

The first step to getting your debt under control is recognizing that you need help. Schedule a consultation with a bankruptcy attorney to talk through your options.

If bankruptcy is right for you, your attorney can help you determine when and how to file. It is important to get the timing right. Additionally, you'll need to determine whether filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is more advantageous for your personal situation.

Charles J. Schneider is a certified consumer bankruptcy specialist who helps people in the Detroit area and throughout Michigan. Our firm offers free initial consultations, where we can help you understand your options under the law.

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    Posted by MaryDecember 11, 2015

    "I am overwhelmed by your response to my call, even 10 years after my bankruptcy was discharged. You have more knowledge and expertise than I could have imagined. Because of you, my fears have been put to rest. For that, I'm so very grateful. Thank you many times over. "

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    Posted by ClientOctober 26, 2010

    "... I was extremely impressed with Charles' understanding of the bankruptcy laws to the extent that I felt certain that my best interests were always at the forefront. "

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    Posted by MarleneJanuary 8, 2014

    He helped me thru my 1st bankruptcy and now the second. I had no idea what to expect , but they kept me informed and answered all my questions. Mr. Schneider is the most experienced and knowledgeable lawyer I have ever met. If you have to file call this attorney first!

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