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Hi, thanks for your question. You should hire a lawyer for specific legal advice. No attorney client relationship is created here.
There are many not-for-profit agencies that can help you. Avoid the for-profit ones though. Check with the BBB.
They can help you negotiate with the creditors, offering a reasonable payment plan based on your current budget.
They can also negotiate settlements too, if you want to go that route.
You may want to at least talk to a local bankruptcy attorney, many of my clients don't realize the minimal impact a case would have, and the many positives and advantages to filing.
Most people are back on track just a few months after the case.
Either way, talk to professionals to review your situation, most will offer free consultations.
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I can't chat. I really can only go back and forth on the regular question answer method. However, I'm trying to get financial guidance on my situation described in my original question.
Ok, I will change it to Q&A.
What questions do you have?
I realize a free consult with a legit bankruptcy lawyer would help. However, what I was hoping to understand is these debt consolidation advertisements I hear on the radio. I don't want to get hooked into a scam or make a decision that will adversely effect future finances. And bankruptcy I believe should be avoided if at all possible. Recovering credit worthiness that's not really that bad at the moment, is probably not worth the time. It's just a matter of squeezing these bills into something actually doable. Can you recommend any non-profit companies or for profit companies that are reputable, or is there any other advice you can provide in this vein?
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