Subject: How to recover from long history of credit neglect?
Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:01 pm
I'm a father who's helping his daughter try to recover from years of bad debts and foolish spending (partly driven by her bipolar disorder). She's finally realizing what a difficult situation she's in and needs to declare bankruptcy. Seems like a long and difficult process.
I wonder if others have been in this situation and managed to clear things up. What are the pitfalls she faces? How does she track down debts that are years old? Any help would be appreciated.
Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:55 am
request a new credit report and contact her creditors to set up payment arrangement do not declare bankruptcy this will only make things worse even if the creditors give you minimum payments pay only what you can afford they have to accept whatever you can offer
Debts lose its legal enforceability once these are over the SOL limit. In other words, no one can take legal action against you on a past-SOL debt. By paying a single penny to such an account you restart the SOL clock. So be cautious while paying the old accounts, check your state SOL limit and then decide your next steps.
Most negative items get off your credit file in 7 years. Hence you may ignore the accounts that are close to the 7 year span.
Are you getting annoyed phone calls from collection agencies and creditors? Or it is just your moral obligation that makes you worried. BTW, which state are you from? _________________ Stan
BTW, I am not a lawyer, I am here to share what Life has taught me.
Your personal details (name, email address and phone number) will be delivered to the company advertised on the Creditmagic after ve agreed to go for the counseling session by filling out the no-obligation form. However, it is your discretion to accept or reject their services.
Not all the creditors/debt collectors agree to trim down the outstanding balances, interests, and fees payable by the consumer.
Consumers working with the debt relief companies can still be sued by the creditors/collection agencies.
Debt relief services may have a diminishing effect on the creditworthiness of the consumer. The total outstanding balance may increase as the additional fees get accrued.
The overall amount saved by the consumer through the debt relief services is considered as taxable income by the IRS.