I have quite a few people come to see me in my west Houston law office about payday loans. Some people take one out, and then can't pay it, so they take out another to pay the first one, and so it goes.
If you can raise the money to pay them off and get out of debt, that is great; that is what you should do. But if you are in so deep that you can't pay them, face the fact. Some of them charge interest rates as high as 700%! You can solve your payday loan problems by filing bankruptcy.
Chapter 7- in chapter 7, you are filing papers asking the bankruptcy court to give you a complete release of your debts. If you have any "non-exempt" property like a lake house or stocks and bonds, it's possible that you would lose such luxury property. But most people that file chapter 7 lose no property, only their debts. If you qualify for chapter 7 income-wise, it can be the way to go. If your income is higher than the median earner in your state, you may or may not qualify to file chapter 7.
Chapter 13- chapter 13 may be a good way for you to go, instead. In chapter 13, you pay what you can afford to pay for a minimum of 3 years, followed by a discharge or cancellation of what you cannot pay. Many of my payday loan clients like chapter 13 because we can file your case quickly, and for a small down payment.
Don't wait- if you are in trouble with payday loans, the harassment can become unbearable. If you can't pay them, filing bankruptyc is the legal and honorable way to get control of your debts, and stop the harassment. If you are a resident of the Houston, Texas area give us a call at 713-772-8037 anytime, 24/7 to set up your first free consultation, or to request more information.
We handle cases from the following Texas counties: Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Wharton.