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Dealing With Creditors — One More Good Reason To Have Attorney Representation

There are many good reasons to use an experienced attorney is you are considering filing for bankruptcy. One top reason is that creditors often try to take advantage of people who are filing on their own — which is known as filing “pro se.” Less than scrupulous creditors rightly assume that non-attorneys simply do not have the legal knowledge to handle the process properly. They, the creditors, are in the driver’s seat — they use skilled attorneys to plead their case.

Car Loans and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

There are many reasons for people to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. One reason in particular is the effect it can have on your car loan. People in Chapter 13 have a chance to reduce their interest rate on a car loan. People with a poor credit rating often get a terrible interest rate on their car loan — 15, 20 percent and even higher. (Learn more about your credit rating here.)

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