I have worked in the debt settlement industry for almost ten years now and have extensive knowledge of how it works. Before we begin, I would like to say that this will be a rather long article and if you are not serious about finding a solution to your debt problem, stop reading now. The purpose of this article is to explain to you first how debt settlement works and what the process entails; both the good and the bad. Then I will explain the differences between how a debt management law firm works and how it is compared to a standardized debt securities company. There are many differences between how this process is managed by the two. Due to this, debtors should learn these differences before signing up for any program. Many people may already know how a debt settlement company works but have no idea how a law firm works and this article will explain just that.
First of all, I would like to say that debt settlement as a means of credit card debt relief is not for everyone. Some people simply do not have the right attitude, while others may benefit from more bankruptcy.
To begin with, I would like to go over the purpose of credit card debt settlement and how the process works. The purpose of debt settlement is that the debtor quickly gets out of debt without having to file bankruptcy and save a lot of money in the process. The purpose of the debt negotiator is to negotiate a one-off payment on behalf of the debtor to a much smaller amount than the debtor is currently owed.
These benefits are huge. The debtor can save nearly half of what they are currently owed and be out of debt in a few years. But as with most things in life there are disadvantages to this process and there is no way to avoid them.
In order for any creditor to be willing to negotiate a debt settlement on a debt, the account must be prematurely terminated. There are no creditors in the world who are willing to negotiate when you are up to date and updated on your monthly minimum payouts. If they feel you can keep your monthly minimum levels than this is exactly where creditors want to keep you. This is where their profits are made, by paying only the minimum each month, you will be in debt for over thirty years, even though the interest rate is not that high. If your interest rate is over 20%, you will be indebted for over thirty years and pay the creditors over ten times the original balance alone in interest. It's exactly where they want you!
So understandably, they will not negotiate with you when you are current and they feel that they can still pay your smallest payments in the coming years. So the only way to ever negotiate is to fall behind the monthly payments. Of course, once you've done that, you will adversely affect your credit score and will also receive calls from collectors. This is what causes some people to not make debt settlement, why I said above that this process may not be for everyone.
For those people already behind this will not make a difference and their credit will not be hurt more than it already is, but for those who are affected, this will adversely affect their credit. It's a pity that this point alone can prevent some people from using debt settlement. Then, they make financial officials to creditors for decades to come.
You must also be aware that this process will ultimately begin to help build your credit. Thirty percent of your MyFICO credit score consists of your debt to credit ratio, which will look much better after you get out of debt. In addition, the negative comments from falling behind will not be of great importance to your credit score after two years. Your credit score is just a snapshot on time and only uses the past two years of payment history to determine the score.
Now under the process of falling behind, your goal is to save as much money as possible in the fastest possible time. This money is then used later to pay off the settlement negotiated by the debt negotiator. The faster someone looks like saving money and coping with this process, the better for many reasons. For the faster you're off the debt, the more money you'll be saving and the less risk you take from the negative aspects of the deal as trial and further damage to your credit information.
This leads us to the title of the article How does a settlement law firm work? As I explained above, there are major benefits of debt settlement such as saving a lot of money and time. and there are also some disadvantages like call talks and the possibility of a trial.
The main differences between how debt settlement is managed by a debt settlement law firm and standardization management companies is how they deal with the negative disadvantages. A law firm has much more legal power and is properly established to comply with the laws of their states.