Unfortunately, encountering financial problems, no matter how small, is not uncommon for Michigan residents. While some individuals and families are able to timely and fully address these temporary issues, others are not so lucky. For some credit card holders, debt can rack up quickly, causing it to become unbearable. For these individuals, it is important to understand ways to better manage their debt and conquer their financial troubles.
All too frequently clients have said the following words, "Filing bankruptcy is the last thing I thought I would ever do", when the filing of a bankruptcy should have been thought of sooner. No one plans to file bankruptcy when they take out debts. The overwhelming majority of Americans voluntarily pay their debts. Credit card companies and other lenders count on this fact. Clients sometimes engage in strategies that may backfire in order to avoid filing bankruptcy.
Like many Americans, Wayne County residents are starting off 2015 with a new set of resolutions. They want to make changes in the new year, and often those changes are financial in nature. Even for those dealing with serious financial challenges, New Year's resolutions can provide an important opportunity to think about where they are, where they want to be and how to get there.
We write often here on our Wayne County bankruptcy law blog about what to expect during the bankruptcy process and the fresh financial start that residents are able to obtain once it's complete. Yet sometimes the psychological gap between sitting at home, staring at bills and credit card debt collection letters, as opposed to getting out and seeking help from a legal professional may seem too great to cross. In order to help out readers understand the point of entry into the system, let's talk about that first meeting in a little more detail.
With the holidays fast approaching, many Wayne County residents will be faced with a difficult choice. Facing financial challenges, how does one handle the shopping season -- cut back on spending, perhaps forgoing special gifts? Or add it on to the growing credit card debt and try to pay it off in 2015 and beyond?
Wayne County residents all too often feel as if they are completely alone as they struggle with financial challenges. The bank is likely not really on your side; neither are the credit card companies or debt collection agencies. They are all looking to get as much as they can out of you, heedless of what the consequences could be for you and your family. Fortunately, a bankruptcy law professional is not only willing to stand up for your legal rights, but can even turn the tables in some ways.
We write frequently on our Wayne County bankruptcy law blog about the manageable payments that Chapter 13 offers. In fact, our last post briefly discussed Chapter 13 as a way to stop foreclosure on one's home and while making payments under Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Let's look a little closer at just how a payment plan is formulated for those who are wondering if filing for Chapter 13 is right for them.
A home is one of the most important investments Wayne County residents can make in their lifetimes. But with the financial crisis of recent years, many saw these important investments lost to foreclosures. Indeed, many are still fighting today to stop foreclosure on their homes as the economy remains challenging in many ways.
There is a common assumption in the United States that the key to eliminating heavy debt is simply buckling down, working hard and paying down the debt over time. While this often romanticized scenario may be possible in some cases, many people throughout Michigan are saddled with insurmountable debt through no fault of their own. In many cases, paying the full amount of debt is simply impossible.
As the new year gets under way, many Michigan residents are thinking long and hard about their resolutions and how they can make meaningful changes in 2014. For a lot of people, that means figuring out how to improve their financial situation and get out of debt. There are many methods to resolving debt issues and starting out with a clean financial slate.