Does this sound like your life recently?
- You were raised to believe that you should own your own home, but after having some hard times, the mortgage company turns you down for your loan modification and you find yourself in danger of losing your house to foreclosure.
- You got two months behind on your car or truck payments, now the finance company wants all the money and you don’t have it. They are threatening to pick up the vehicle if you don’t pay it all now.
- You lose your job or overtime, and you have to use credit cards to make ends meet. Now they are “maxed out” and you have no way to pay your bills.
- You were always told about the benefits of getting an education, but now you are unemployed or underemployed and in default on your student loans. You can’t pay them back as fast as the debt collectors demand and they are calling constantly.
- As a last resort you've taken out payday loans, now you are drowning in debt and they call every day.
Getting buried in debt is an all-too-common occurrence for many people in Texas. Attorney J. Thomas Black wants to help you dig yourself out. Mr. Black is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
He will listen to you and show you the options that you have to choose from in your situation to either discharge, settle, or reorganize your debts.
Debt Comes in Many Forms
Whether you are in the beginning stages of realizing that your debts are getting to be too much, or you're at the end of your rope, sick of harassing calls from collection agencies, and ready to get a bankruptcy case started, Mr. Black can help. With over 30 years of experience, he specializes in many different forms of debt troubles and ways to get it under control:
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- Dealing with Overwhelming Credit Card Debt, Lawsuits and Judgments
- Dealing with IRS Collection Problems
Don’t Be Afraid of Bankruptcy in Texas
The idea of filing for bankruptcy terrifies a lot of people because they think it means they are going to lose everything; the reality is quite the opposite. If you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, bankruptcy law allows you to keep your exempt property, which—for most people facing the prospect of filing bankruptcy in Texas—is most or all of their property. You still must pay any valid liens on the property.
With Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a debtor proposes a plan to repay creditors either partially or in full over a three- to five-year period. During that time, the debtor can make up overdue payments on her home, “modify” car and truck loans to make them more affordable, pay or “discharge” or cancel delinquent IRS debt and pay into the plan the equivalent value of any assets not covered by exemptions.
Chapter 13 is best suited for someone with a regular source of income because it requires monthly payments. Mr. Black will be able to let you know if this is a good choice for you and show you how a Chapter 13 plan would work in your particular circumstances during your first free consultation with him. Not yet ready for a consultation? Request some of Mr. Black’s free information.