Ask yourself one question. If you could settle your debts for roughly half of what you owe, would a Chapter 13 bankruptcy still make sense?
The possible silver lining with finding out a Chapter 13 is your only bankruptcy option is that you may have access to funds that may allow you to settle your debts quickly. And, if you do, you may be able to produce an end result that could be much more favorable than a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
How to Avoid Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Compare Chapter 13 vs Settling Right Away
- Time to complete
- Time to recover
- Typical fee
- Typical success rate
- 3–5 years
- 5-7 Years
- MEDIUM RISK
- Fairly Low
Settling Right Away
- On average 72 days
- Approximately 2 years
- 10-15% of savings
There is a right and wrong way to perform debt settlement…
When considering debt settlement vs Chapter 13 bankruptcy it is important you understand that there are two ways to execute debt settlement. One way is the long-term method (generally over 24-48 months) which puts you in an adversarial situation with your creditors over a long period of time, stunts your ability to rehabilitate and recover, greatly increases your chances of being sued, exposes you to potentially years worth of interest, and according to our Federal government has less than a 10% completion rate (page 2, paragraph 1).
There is a decent chance that if Chapter 13 bankruptcy is your only bankruptcy option that you may have an asset that you could liquidate to settle your debts right away. Since you’ll generally settle your credit card debts in a matter of months with my approach, you will minimize the adversarial nature of debt settlement, rehabilitate and recover much more quickly, minimize your exposure to lawsuits, minimize your exposure to interest, and you’ll benefit from the high probability of success.
My Chapter 13 alternative
- First I review your income and expense situation to determine how much you need to lower your monthly expenses in order to create a comfortable, affordable situation going forward.
- Then I review how much of your expenses are associated with unsecured debts and determine if you have the ability to settle those debts right away in order to lower your monthly expenses to a comfortably affordable level.
- If you do, you will have the option to enter into contract with us to have me help you negotiate your enrolled accounts all at once.
The only fee I charge is based off your success: 10-15% of what I save you.
- After successful negotiations with your creditors, you will receive your agreements to settle in writing. Once you receive each letter from each creditor, you will pay them directly.
The only funds paid to us are our fee.
Read this testimonial from a previous client to gain a better understanding of the service I offer…
I am writing this letter to express my most sincere appreciation for the services you recently provided me regarding the settlement of my credit card accounts.
As you are well aware, prior to meeting you, I couldn’t meet the minimum payments on each of my nine credit accounts, and my creditors were relentlessly pursuing me via telephone, mail, and by filing civil complaints against me in both District and County court. I was emotionally and financially devastated, and felt bankruptcy was my only option. I was in a world of seclusion, as I avoided all phone calls at both work and home, continually screening them to avoid speaking to the collectors, knowing I didn’t have anything left to offer them.
You lifted the world off my shoulders by doing what seemed impossible, negotiating a reasonable settlement simultaneously with each of my nine creditors.
As you know, my financial avalanche started when I lost over $60,000 by falling victim to an investment fraud scheme, with no hope of recovering any of my losses. I had obtained most of the money that I had invested by withdrawing large cash sums from my multiple credit card accounts. Prior to this, I had made all of my credit card payments on time and with no problems, as I had a perfect credit score, and was able to get large amounts of cash without a problem, all at relatively low introductory interest rates.
It soon became apparent that I was in trouble when my investment dividends dried up, and I was left to pay my large credit balances personally. Unfortunately, I soon began relying on cash withdrawals from other credit accounts to make payments on my delinquent accounts. I began to fall into a death-spiral of ever increasing debt load, late fees, over-limit fees, and incrementally increasing interest rates. After about a year and a half, my $60,000 debt load had mushroomed to over $93,000 dollars, and I began seeking bankruptcy advice from two different attorneys.
Both attorneys advised me that bankruptcy was the best option to resolve my debt issues and that settling with my creditors would be extremely difficult due to the large number of creditors and problems with getting them all to simultaneously agree on a settlement. I wanted to avoid bankruptcy if at all possible and was desperately seeking other options to no avail, until I met you.
My financial destiny changed that day, as you offered me hope that a resolution with my creditors could be found, a path that my attorneys said was not practical or even possible. The settlement agreement you obtained for me allowed me to resolve my debt issues for approximately $30,000 (less than 1/3 the amount due) and avoid bankruptcy, a win-win deal for both myself and my creditors. I thank you again for making such a positive contribution to my life.
I invite you to give copies of this letter to others who may be in desperate need of financial assistance. If I can be of any assistance to you or your clients, please give me a call.
The testimonial is an example of past performance and is not intended to be a guarantee of any future settlement results.
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The idea is to create an opportunity for you to pay when you otherwise wouldn’t be able to…
It creates a win-win for everyone involved. You avoid Chapter 13 bankruptcy and your creditors collect on an account that they may not collect on otherwise.
For additional information about debt settlement versus Chapter 13 bankruptcy, please see my 4-part series about how debt settlement works.
Please feel free to review some of my debt settlement success stories to get a better understanding of what I do.