Go ahead and file bankruptcy! What are you waiting for? Those debts don’t get any better with age!
October 18, 2011 Leave a comment
Debts are not like wine. They get much worse with age. All sorts of fees, penalties, attorney costs, and other costs get added to them including interest. The total amount owed can double or even triple in size. As time goes on even more and more money is owed to these creditors.
The creditors will not go away either. This is something that I continually warn my clients about. They will continue to sell you debt and increase it as it goes. Debt collection is one of the biggest industries in this country because it is so profitable. It is also the one that is complained about the most to government agencies because of alleged abusive practices.
Collection agents are not nice people as you may have experiences first hand. They don’t care what you problems or limitations are. You may be on your death-bed or so disabled that you are completely unable to work. When you tell the collectors that they will not care in the least and they will just demand that you pay them unreasonably high payments. They will tell you to go borrow the money. They have told disabled clients of mine just to pay immediately or they will sue them.
If one agency gives up on you then they will sell it to another and another. They will never go away and always come after you. They will ring you phone hundreds of times a day. They will fill your mailbox with bills.
Eventually they will sue you in court. You probably will not go to court or answer (most people don’t) and they will get a default judgment against you. Now they can collect anytime they want. They can lien homes, garnish wages, take your bank accounts or even get you into court for a debtor’s exam. All of these things are bad, unpleasant and to be avoided.
Bankruptcy can end all this nonsense though and it is the only way I know to get out of these debts short of paying these people. If you don’t have the money then paying is out of the question and that only leaves bankruptcy. It may be time to admit this fact and begin to look into filing. Bankruptcy will stop all collection efforts and stop these collectors from calling or suing or garnishing or liening or taking any other action to collect your debt. (See here for additional reasons for why you should file for bankruptcy).
After your discharge you no longer owe the debt. It’s a wonderful happy feeling on that day. So think about it, call a bankruptcy attorney, and begin considering the real possibility of escaping your debts before they drown you.
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