Alternatives to Bankruptcy
What other options do I have?
There are plenty of alternatives to bankruptcy that individuals can take
advantage of if they do not wish to declare themselves bankrupt. At Atlantis
Law, the team of trusted legal professionals will sit with you and determine
the amount of debt that you possess and help you evaluate your disposable
income versus the amount of debt that you have accrued. If you are unable
to file for bankruptcy, or simply wish to exhaust other means of becoming
debt free first, you need to work with Atlantis Law. When you retain the
firm's services, the attorneys can help you determine if any of the
following bankruptcy alternatives may be right for you.
In some cases, lenders and creditors will work with you in a
debt settlement. These settlements are usually allowed of individuals who can no longer
afford minimal payments against a particular debt, such as a mortgage
or auto loan, and wish to eliminate just that specific debt. You and the
lender will work toward an agreement to pay and the remaining debt will
be considered discharged and you will no longer be liable to pay.
Instead of facing
foreclosure or bankruptcy, homeowners can eliminate their mortgages by agreeing to a
short sale. Short sales are agreements between lenders and homeowners to sell the
home for less than the price of the loan. In the state of California,
if a lender agrees to a short sale, the homeowner will not be responsible
for paying deficiencies in the loan after the sale is finalized.
Credit counseling can be a great alternative to bankruptcy. By working
with a credit counseling agency, you may be able to negotiate with creditors
or consolidate debts into affordable payments. Sometimes, you can negotiate
with creditors on your own, but it is always recommended that you work
with a professional to ensure that your rights and investments are protected.
Chapter 13 is still bankruptcy, it is not a liquidation bankruptcy like Chapter 7.
In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you will have the option of becoming debt
free through a pre-approved payment plan system that will allow you to
repay creditors over a course of five to seven years and still retain
your home, cars and other property.
Trusted Legal Representation
If you are considering filing for bankruptcy or you are looking for an
alternative to filing, you should contact Atlantis Law as soon as possible.
Their team is dedicated to the well-being of clients and ensuring that
they receive favorable outcomes for their debt cases. If you know that
you are delinquent on payments or that you may be falling behind, do not
hesitate to work with the trusted Atlantis Law as soon as possible. Contact
a Rancho Cucamonga bankruptcy lawyer today and schedule a
free case evaluation.